Clayton County Humane Society raised about $7,000 for animal care at fall yard sale fundraiser

JONESBORO — Clayton County Humane Society officials may have been singing The O’Jays iconic ode to the almighty dollar, “For The Love of Money,” after counting up the proceeds from their fall yard sale fundraiser.

“Money, Money, Money, Money. Mon-ey!”

But, perhaps they were singing Pink Floyd’s “Money” instead.

“Money, it’s a gas. Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash.”

Or maybe they sang “Love or Money” by Sammy Hagar.

“Money honey, that’s what I want. Just a whole lot of money.”

Whatever they were singing, they had a lot of green to care for animals at their no-kill shelter after the yard sale proceeds were counted up. Gwen Lyle, the yard sale’s organizer, said the nonprofit animal adoption group raised a lot of Benjamins through the Oct. 5 fundraiser.

And by a lot, she meant hundreds of Benjis.

“We did well at the yard sale, around $7,000,” said Lyle in a text message late last week.

The money will be used to pay for operational costs, such as buying cleaning supplies and pet food, at the shelter in Jonesboro. Since the group receives no government funding to care for its animals, it has to rely on fundraising dollars and financial donations to keep its doors open.

The fall yard sale is one of three major Humane Society fundraisers held each year in Clayton County. The others are a spring yard sale and a quilt sale in June.

But, while $7,000 may sound like a lot of money, humane society officials have repeatedly said over the years that the money is quickly spent on supplies. That means they still need donations, which can include donations of supplies as well as money, from residents despite the recent financial windfall.

Anyone interested in making a donation should call the Humane Society at 770-471-9436.