Uncle Bobs Self Storage, the operating brand of Sovran Self Storage Inc., will hold a series of yard sales beginning this weekend to raise money for homeless animals. The events will be held in conjunction with Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue & Adoption and take place at the Uncle Bobs facility at 1125 Roberts Blvd. in Kennesaw, Ga. All proceeds will benefit animal-rescue shelters in the area.
The first yard sale will run this Friday through Sunday. Subsequent events will be held Feb. 22-24 and March 1-3.
This is the first year Uncle Bobs is working with Mostly Mutts, and were thrilled to be a part of it, said Philip Wilfong, area manager for Uncle Bobs. The greater Atlanta community has always been incredibly generous and helpful, so were confident the event will be a success.
Other participating organizations include Our Pals Place, Homeless Pets Foundation, Spay/Neuter Coalition, The Sterile Feral, Road Trip Home, PAWSitive Supporters and Ferret Business of Georgia. Pet Buddies Food Pantry also will be accepting donations of unopened, unexpired, dry and canned dog and cat food during the sale events.
There are currently more than 70,000 homeless animals in the Atlanta area, said Paige ONeill, founder of Mostly Mutts. The yard sale will help provide care, vetting and homes to these animals.
Mostly Mutts is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that provides housing and health care to adoptable animals. It has placed nearly 3,500 animals since it was founded in 2004.
Sovran is a self-storage real estate investment trust operating 443 properties in 25 states. The company has 21 Uncle Bobs facilities in the Atlanta market.