Animal Advocates of Pearl River County to hold garage sale

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Animal Advocates of Pearl River County is raising funds to help pay for the care of a stray dog hit by a car in the Henleyfield area.

Lauren Fitts, president of the local organization, said a garage sale will be held Oct. 14 and 15 at 43 C.G. Smith Rd., located off of Liberty Road. That Saturday the sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The following day it will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Items to be offered include a washer and dryer, furniture, clothes, art, household décor and small household appliances. Additional donations are still being accepted up to the day of the event, Fitts said.

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The proceeds from this garage sale will help pay for expensive surgery the dog needed after being hit by a car a couple of weeks ago. She became aware of the accident via a Facebook post. After seeing the post, she went to the area and found two dogs, a young female dog described as a blonde cur mix suffering from a broken leg and tail, and a young male described as a hound mix that appeared to be uninjured, Fitts said.

The cost of the surgery needed to repair the female’s leg was $1,040.

Both dogs will be fostered until forever homes can be found. Fitts said she is currently caring for the female until the bone is healed. More than likely she will have to have the female dog’s tail amputated due to the injury. 

Fitts said the organization is also in the planning stages of a spring dog walk fundraiser, tentatively to be held at Crosby Commons. Her idea is to feature booths with pet related items at the event along with a costume contest, but details are still being worked out.