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Scott Humane Society accepting donations for yard sale fundraiser

Holly Viers • May 3, 2019 at 11:28 AM

GATE CITY — If your closets are in need of a clean-out, now is the time.

The Scott County Humane Society is preparing to host a yard sale fundraiser in Weber City, with all proceeds benefitting two of the organization’s most popular programs.

But before that, the society needs to collect donations for the yard sale. Donations of gently used household goods will be accepted beginning Saturday.

“It is basically our only fundraiser of the year,” said Robin Skeen, president of the Humane Society. “We accept donations and stuff like that throughout the year, but this is our largest and main fundraiser that we do.”

How to donate

Donations will be accepted at the old Food City building in Weber City every Saturday in May from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Clean, lightly used items will be accepted, including small appliances, clothing, tools, household items and other unneeded items in good working condition. No textbooks or outdated electronic computer equipment will be accepted.

Fundraiser

Donated items will be sold during the one-day yard sale. Now in its fifth year, the sale will be held June 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., also at the old Food City location in Weber City.

Proceeds

Skeen said funds earned from the yard sale will benefit the Humane Society’s spay and neuter and rescue programs. For the spay and neuter program, the organization works with the Margaret Mitchell Spay and Neuter Clinic in Bristol to spay and neuter animals throughout Scott County.

Through the rescue program, the Humane Society pulls animals from the Scott County Animal Shelter and places them with rescue organizations, which often saves the animals’ lives.

“Basically, the money is used to pull dogs from the shelter and get them vetted so that they can be placed with a reliable rescue,” Skeen said. “We’ve been able to do that for the past five years and reduce the euthanasia rate to 4 percent at the shelter, which is pretty amazing.”

Other ways to help

Skeen said the organization is always in need of donations, including money, food and other items like pet bedding and cleaning supplies. Donations are tax deductible and can be dropped off at the Scott County Animal Shelter.

Foster homes are also needed for animals awaiting rescue. For more information on fostering, contact Billy Denton at (423) 742-0193.

For more information about the yard sale, call (276) 452-7247. To learn more about the spay and neuter program, call (276) 386-9754 or (423) 239-5041.

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