The 47th annual yard sale was held to raise money for both PAWS in East Quincy and Animals in Need, the organization run by volunteer and yard sale coordinator Barbara Montandon. She has been volunteering her time organizing the twice-annual not-for-profit fundraisers for the past 26 years.
An additional yard sale is also held Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sept. 1.
Monies raised at the yard sales support pet rescue, and provide spay and neuter services for both cats and dogs,
Tables were overflowing with donated items that had been dropped off by caring members of the community a week in advance of the sale. At noon everything was reduced by 50 percent.
Montandon said the yard sale went extremely well, with lots of people showing up.
During the year, Montandon also collects needed pet items for all nonprofit Plumas County animal rescue organizations, including dog and cat food, water bowls, collars, leashes, toys, beds and crates. Donated items may be dropped off for storage at Wags n’ Wiggles, 525 Main St. in Chester.
Montandon noted that on June 22, lots of kittens and shelter cats would be available for adoption at Plumas Bank in Chester. She added that monetary donations to provide for rescue animals are always appreciated even if people don’t want to adopt an animal.
She said that anyone who wished to get in touch with Animals in Need or Plumas County Animal Shelter to adopt a dog to contact her at 258-1536, or by email at [email protected] and she will try to match up the agency with whatever an individual or family is looking for. She can be also be contacted on Facebook: “Barbara Montandon.”
Montandon noted that, “Before an animal can be adopted by a renter, pet rescue organizations first need to speak with the owners of the property so they know that the animal is accepted at that location” and can stay with the family forever.
To view pets online needing adoption, visit petfinder.com. Adoption fees are $10 for dogs and cats. License fees for dogs are $15 per year. All potential adopters must complete an adoption consultation form and be approved prior to adoption.
The Plumas County Animal Shelter’s regular business hours are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 201 N. Mill Creek Road, Quincy. Saturday viewing is by appointment only. Office hours are subject to change due to staffing; call prior to visiting the shelter. For information, call 283-3673.