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Humane Society ready for big yard sale

Tybee is one of the many cats available for adoption at the Clayton County Humane Society. CCHS is hosting its annual spring yard sale Saturday where funds raised will go to take care of the many animals looking for their forever home.  (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

Tybee is one of the many cats available for adoption at the Clayton County Humane Society. CCHS is hosting its annual spring yard sale Saturday where funds raised will go to take care of the many animals looking for their forever home. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

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Humane Society employee Wilma Nace holds the attention of several cats with a feather toy. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

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Prudence plots her attack on a feather toy at the Clayton County Humane Society. The shelter is hosting its annual Spring yard sale to raise money to take care of the animals. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)

JONESBORO — Some people love animals, some love good deals and some people love both.

The Clayton County Humane Society can offer a little of each this Saturday at its annual Treasures for Paws Spring yard sale. The sale is from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Jonesboro High School, 7728 Mount Zion Blvd. in Jonesboro.

“We have a whole bunch of stuff,” said Gwen Lyle, vice president of the humane society.

Lyle said the group’s storage unit is stacked from floor to ceiling with goods like decorations, linens, household items and furniture.

“We have several dining room sets, a lot of patio furniture and sofas,” she said.

Lyle said that, while donations were slow to come in at first, they’ve been flooded the last few weeks with items.

“We’re really excited,” she said. “We’re looking forward to a really good sale.”

The spring sale is one of three major events the no-kill shelter holds every year to raise money.

The humane society is a nonprofit organization that receives no county, state or federal funding. Every fundraising event goes to keeping its doors open, said Yvette Elliott, Community Outreach coordinator for the shelter.

“Without the support of the community we couldn’t do what we do,Elliott said.

Lyle echoed Elliott’s words.

“This is a community effort and there wouldn’t be a yard sale without them,” she said.

The shelter’s thrift shop, Two By Two, 150 North McDonough St. in Jonesboro, will be open Saturday. They accept donations all year long.

For more information about the humane society and to see animals available for adoption, visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org