From: The News Star
Shirley shirts raise $24K for zoo, sanctuary to split
A local company raised $24,705 by selling memorial shirts honoring Shirley the elephant.
Shirley, who lived at Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo in Monroe for 22 years, died in February at The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee. She was 72.
Lissy Sanders Compton and Mr. P’s Tees designed a shirt in her honor and sold it to raise money for both the soo and the sanctuary.
Compton said more than 2,000 shirts were sold, and $12,352 is being donated to both the Louisiana Purchase Zoological Society and The Elephant Sanctuary.
Compton, who is on the society's board of directors, said she had fond memories of visiting Shirley when she was a child and thought it was a great way to honor her memory.