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Yard sale to benefit Scott County Humane Society

Nick Shepherd • May 19, 2017 at 6:00 PM

WEBER CITY — A group dedicated to re-homing pets from the Scott County Animal Shelter is gearing up for its biggest fundraiser of the year.

The Scott County Humane Society’s annual yard sale has proved to be so popular the group is adding another day. This year’s sale will be held on Friday, June 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Saturday, June 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The fundraiser will help the group save animals from euthanasia by pulling them from the shelter and placing them with various rescue groups around the country. The yard sale will also help the group donate items to the animal shelter.

For instance, the SCHS recently donated and constructed a dog run at the shelter.

“This will allow shelter staff and volunteers to exercises the dogs and, more importantly, give a space for prospective adopters to interact with dogs before adopting — an area the shelter desperately needed,” said SCHS President Robin Skeen.

The yard sale will be held in the old Food City parking lot in Weber City on Route 23 across from Holston View Cemetery.

Money raised during the event will help Scott County dogs in some way, either through the foster program or to spay and neuter the animals. Before an animal can be sent to a rescue group, it must first be vaccinated, spayed and neutered. The SCHS pays for those costs.

The organization is still accepting donations of clean, usable items in good condition. The last donation date will be May 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at the old Food City building.

A boutique sale is also in the works. The sale will showcase some of the nicer donated items including clothing, kitchen items and new or nearly new items.

For more information on ways to help, please call (276) 452-7247.

 

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