OSCPA raises funds and awareness at annual yard sale

Marc Benoit, Special to TC Media
OSCPA raises funds and awareness at annual yard sale
OSPCA staff member Debbie Baxter takes Sven

CORNWALL, Ontario – Animal lovers had a unique opportunity to pick up, or drop off items for sale today at the SDG OSCPA’s annual yardsale. The yard sale returned this year, for another chance to raise money for the OSCPA animal shelter on Boundary road.

Organizers estimate nearly 150 people made it out today to show their support for the pets and volunteers who make the animal shelter possible. With donated items generously provided by community members, the OSPCA hosted their yard sale in the backyard area of the facility on Boundary road. Visitors could drop by and peruse the many items for sale, and enjoy a hot dog courtesy of the volunteers.

“Today went really well, considering it was improtu,” said longtime volunteer Stephanie Carpenter. “It was very well supported as always, people have been very generous with the shelter.”

The event was spearheaded by Pat Levac, who put the day together last minute. Although the OSCPA usually hosts their yard sale this time of year, it was not scheduled to occur as planned until the volunteers stepped in to make sure it happened.

“I knew no one was doing one this year, so I just jumped in their and said ‘yeah!'” mentioned Levac, in reference to the director at the OSPCA.

“All my pets were rescues. All three.”

Volunteers do not have estimate for the total amount of funds raised, but expect to early next week.

The SDG OSPCA is located on Boundary road, and volunteers and staff encourage people to come in and meet the many pets available for adoption when considering their next new family member.

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