“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is a common phrase heard when referring to yard sales. For a group of local animal rescues the phrase “one man’s trash is man’s best friends treasure” may soon be a more accurate statement. A local woman, Caryn Hodge, who heads up the Picture Them Adopted organization, a group of photographers and animal handlers who visit the county shelters to take marketable pictures of the shelter pets, has secured a storage unit for the summer and plans to collect items over the next few months.
The sale will take place Friday-Sunday, October 3, 4, and 5 and will benefit several area animal rescue groups. Hideaway Storage located at 4305 32nd Street near Cox Chevrolet has agreed to provide the 10 x 20 storage unit at no charge.
Items collected and sold will benefit dogs and cats through several rescue groups including: Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue, Forget Me Not Animal Rescue, Gulf Shore Animal League which rescues cats and kittens and helps with TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) of feral cats, and Animal Network to help treat heartworm positive dogs. Hodge is hoping to raise at least $5000.00 to distribute to the rescue groups.
Hodge is asking anyone who has items in good condition they would like to donate for the sale to contact her at 941-713-3105. She is not excepting clothes. Furniture and large items will be collected depending on the size and condition.
In addition to the yard sale, there will also be animals up for adoption provided by the rescues. The sale will be located at 1135 Montezuma Drive, Palma Sola Park in Bradenton off of Palma Sola Boulevard.
For more information contact Caryn Hodge at 941-713-3105.
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