Midgard Self Storage in Athens, Ala., is providing free storage space to hold donations for an upcoming yard sale, with proceeds to benefit the Athens-Limestone County Animal Shelter. Items can be dropped off at the storage facility, at 110 Cloverleaf Drive. Midgard will also provide bottles of water to shoppers and workers during the event, which will be held at the shelter, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The shelter is near capacity, according to the source, having taken in 60 dogs and 56 cats so far this month. Another 27 dogs are in foster care or boarding, said shelter director Priscilla Blenkinsopp. In May, the organization took in 369 animals.
“Our numbers are up, because it is puppy and kitten season,” said Blenkinsopp, adding that the shelter is caring for 26 more cats than it’s equipped to house. “Kitten intake is nonstop right now. We are getting lots of litters with no moms. There is a high need for kitten adoption.”
In addition to adopting an animal, community members can help by providing donations of dry and wet pet food, leashes and collars, toys, treats, and dog houses. The shelter also needs volunteers to feed, groom, walk, play and clean up after the animals. The organization has a Facebook page that includes details about adoptable animals, volunteering and donations.
In addition to self-storage, Midgard offers outdoor vehicle storage, truck rentals, and moving and packing supplies. Security measures include electronic access and video cameras.
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