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Humane Society raising money for animals with its annual spring yard sale

Shelter is asking for yard sale donations

Zorro a chihuahua is one of the many animals looking for a forever home at the Clayton County Humane Society. The shelter is asking the community for donations to its upcoming spring yard sale. (Special Photo)

Zorro a chihuahua is one of the many animals looking for a forever home at the Clayton County Humane Society. The shelter is asking the community for donations to its upcoming spring yard sale. (Special Photo)

JONESBORO — The Clayton County Humane Society is kicking off the warm weather with its Spring Treasures for PAWS yard sale.

The sale is one of three major fundraisers the no-kill shelter holds every year to raise funds. This year’s spring sale will be held May 3 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Jonesboro High School.

“The money goes to keeping our doors open,” Said Yvette Elliott, Community Outreach coordinator for the shelter. “Without the support of the community we couldn’t do what we do.”

The humane society is nonprofit and receives no county, state or federal funding.

“I want people to know there are other ways of supporting the shelter other than adoption,” Elliott said.

She described the shelter as a happy place that is a transition point for homeless animals to finding their forever homes.

The shelter is reaching out to the community asking for donations for the yard sale. They’re accepting most items excluding clothing (baby clothing is accepted) mattresses, large appliances, metal file cabinets and metal desks. They cannot take older style computer monitors and televisions or tires.

The shelter if offering limited pick up for items. Donations can be dropped off at Absolute Storage, 7428 Davidson Circle E in Stockbridge. Donations will be accepted through April 29.

Items for the shelter’s thrift shop Two By Two are also accepted at the donation site. The shop, at 150 N. McDonough Street in Jonesboro, is open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Volunteers are also welcome to help with the sale. To donate or volunteer, contact Elliott at 770-363-4132 or Gwen Lyle at lyle.gs@gmail.com.

Next up for the shelter is the Annual Dog and Cat Quilt Sale at Quilts & Fixins’ June 7 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The store is at 7986 N. Main Street in Jonesboro. All items are handmade by community members and all money is donated to the shelter.