Shiloh is a cocker spaniel mix who is looking for her forever home. She is also suffering from cataracts which have stolen her sight. The shelter is raising money for a surgery that will let her see again. To donate, visit fundrazr.com and type in Clayton County Humane Society. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)
JONESBORO — The Clayton County Humane Society is in desperate need of donations for its upcoming spring yard sale, officials said.
“I’m trying not to panic, but we don’t have enough to do the sale,” said said Gwen Lyle, vice president of the humane society.
The Treasures for Paws sale is one of three major fundraisers the no-kill shelter holds every year to raise money. 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.
Elliott described the shelter as a happy place that is a transition point for homeless animals to finding their forever homes.
The shelter is accepting most items excluding clothing, mattresses, large appliances, metal file cabinets and metal desks. They cannot take older style computer monitors and televisions or tires. Baby clothing will be accepted. Donated items must be in good working order.
The shelter is 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 Lyle at email@example.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.