Garage sale to help foster pets

Published 7:00 am Thursday, March 1, 2018

A garage sale will be held this weekend to raise funds that will go toward the care of two foster dogs that required heartworm treatment.

The dogs are being fostered by members or supporters of Animal Advocates of Pearl River County, and are larger breeds. Animal Advocates of PRC president Lauren Fitts said the larger a dog is, the more expensive it is to treat them for heartworms.

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The two dogs that recently received the treatment include a red doberman and a pitbull mix.

To help recoup the cost of those treatments, a garage sale will be held on March 3 and 4, and will include items such as artwork, crafts, furniture, antiques, kids toys, baby clothes, shoes, exercise items, DVDs and electronics.

It will be held at 43 C. G. Smith Rd. in Picayune, on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fitts said the group typically holds two garage sales per year to assist with the expenses of caring for foster animals, one in the spring and another in the fall.

Another effort by the group that is still in the works entails funding the adoption of an adult dog from the Pearl River County SCPA.

Fitts said that while details are still being worked out, the intention will be to cover the entire adoption fee for those who opt to adopt an older dog, especially those that have been overlooked and have been at the shelter for an extended period of time.