Rummage Sale To Benefit Animal Shelter April 28

Lee’s Paws and Claws Animal Shelter Rummage Sale is Saturday, April 28 starting at 8 a.m. at the 4-H Building at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds on South Horton Street.

The non-profit animal shelter was the recipient of a publishing and printing company inventory sale in Missouri, Kate Sweetser, a board member told the Chamber of Commerce coffee Thursday morning.

“There are office supplies, equipment, and office furniture, ” that will be sold to benefit the shelter, Sweetser said.

The City of Fort Scott will be available to provide dog tag renewal during the rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon. The cost per dog is $3 for neutered animals and $5 for un-neutered animals.

Proof of rabies shots is required.

Animals can be microchipped for $20.

Cats need to be brought in in a crate, dogs must be on a leash.

There will be a concession stand for breakfast and lunch.

Sweetser said only dogs and cats are taken into the shelter, and when they are adopted out the animals have all their shots, have flea treatment,  have been de-wormed and have been spayed or neutered.

Adoption fees range from $10 to $100, depending on the animal, with the average between $60-80.

She said the Shirley Yeager Animal Friends Foundation has received two generous bequeaths from Yeager and also Lee Weast but interest only is available to use for the budget.

“That’s not enough to meet our yearly budget,” Sweetser said.

In addition to donations, volunteers are needed at the animal shelter, she said.

“Volunteers are needed to help with the animals, for socialization,” Sweetser said. “Some come once a week, some come as a project such as a scout troop.”

The shelter is located at 721 240th Street and the phone number is 620-223-2888.

Lee’s Paws and Claws is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shelter manager is Kiersten Poole, and there are four part-time employees.

Members of the shelter board are Jim Adams, Randy Shannon, Cathy Dancer, Rhonda Dunn, Mary Ann Crain, Barb Ritter, Sweetser, Rob Shaw, Bob Taylor and Matt Messer.

“We are trying to create a board of members who love animals but have a strong background in organization, marketing, and business,” Sweetser said. “To create a sustainable business model that will ensure the future of the organization.”





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