Woman leaves almost $1M to UGA veterinary medicine college

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A late Savannah woman left almost $900,000 to the veterinary medicine college at the University of Georgia, the Athens Banner-Herald reported.

Betty Lorraine Butler, who was 90 when she died at her home in 2015, was a lifelong dog owner and cared for stray animals near her home, the newspaper reported.

The money will be used to bring world-renowned scholars to UGA for a discussion about risks and rewards of human/animal interactions, according to the report.

“We are honored to direct this wonderful gift toward the causes Ms. Butler was passionate about,” said Sheila Allen, former dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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