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Yard sale to aid no-kill animal shelter

By Kathy Jefcoats

kjefcoats@news-daily.com

For an animal shelter that relies, 100 percent, on donations, a spring yard sale is a big woofing deal.

The semi-annual Paws Sale to benefit the only no-kill animal shelter in Clayton County, will be held May 7, from 8 a.m., to 4 p.m., at Jonesboro High School, located at 7728 Mt. Zion Boulevard, Jonesboro.

Donations of varied sale items will be accepted, and are encouraged, but the last day for the pick up of large items is today.

Most items in good condition are welcomed, but there are exceptions -- No clothes or shoes unless they are infant sizes; no mattresses or box springs, water beds or tires; no washing machines or refrigerators, unless they are dorm size; no sofa beds, unless they are loveseat size, and no older computer monitors.

Because of high gas prices, officials can pick up only large items, but will schedule drop-offs at the storage unit provided by The Storage Neighbor, in Jonesboro.

Tax receipts are available for donations.

Gwen Lyle, coordinator of development and community outreach for the Clayton County Humane Society, said she hopes residents will continue to show their support for the animals.

"These sales are critically important to the shelter, because we get no government funding," she said. "We completely exist on donations and fund-raisers."

The Human Society also holds a fall yard sale, and a quilt sale fund-raiser to help keep the shelter going.

To donate items, call Maria at (404) 630-8515, Jim at (404) 323-8469, or Lyle at (404) 432-9986.