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Additionally, it would be great if students, alumni and fans of Virginia Tech gathered up his "retired" VT jerseys - # 7 - and donated them to a local animal shelter. Here are two shelters close to the VT campus:
Montgomery County Animal Control/Shelter
434 Cinnabar Road
The Humane Society of Montgomery County (no-kill)
1183 Flanagan Dr.
Christiansburg, VA 24073