Love of Animals Leads to Legacy Gift
Yolanda and Marv Fiala of Colorado Springs put their devotion to animals front and center: The couple has two dogs and a cat, all adopted.
"I'm like a marshmallow when it comes to animals," jokes Yolanda. The couple adopted their cat, Luna, in 2007 and Lara, a black lab mix, in 2011. A year later, they added Lola, a yellow lab mix.
"We thought it would be a good idea for Lara to have a companion," says Yolanda.
The couple dote on their animals, taking the dogs with them on regular jaunts away from home—Lara and Lola especially enjoying the trips to the mountains.
The Fialas have contributed to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) since 1996 and have made provisions for HSPPR in their wills.
"That way, we can help make the Humane Society a better place both for the animals and the Colorado Springs community," says Yolanda, who appreciates HSPPR's education programs and the opportunity it gives others to find their own four-legged companion.
"What a wonderful way to adopt an animal," she adds. "By going to the Humane Society and finding an animal who truly needs a home."
"We and the animals in our care are blessed by the loyal support of Yolanda and Marvin," says CEO Jan McHugh-Smith. "Their monthly gift helps us save lives every day of every month, and with their planned estate gift, Yolanda and Marv are making sure that future generations of animals will also benefit from their caring legacy."
The Fialas and nearly 200 other loyal supporters are providing automatic, monthly donations as part of the Animal Ally program. Will you consider joining the Fialas to provide steady support that helps save lives every month of the year?
There are many different ways to support HSPPR in its quest to save more animals, such as donating your vehicle, making a special tribute gift to honor or remember a beloved person or pet, facilitating a matching gift through your employer, becoming a volunteer, or attending HSPPR events. Visit our website or contact Randy Harrelson at (719) 302-8737 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.