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Leon County Humane Society hosts yard sale to help support growing numbers of homeless pets

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Tom Flanigan
Business was brisk throughout the day at the Leon County Humane Society yard sale on Orange Avenue in Southwood.

The Leon County Humane Society was hosting a big fund-raising yard sale in Tallahassee's Southwood on Saturday, Sept. 17. Along with offering many bargains, the event also was an effort to communicate the growing need for both more cash and more animal adoptions.
Among the many Humane Society volunteers on hand was Board Member Sandi Poreda.

"In the fall, the Leon County Humane Society gets together and hosts a garage sale. All the proceeds go back to the Humane Society," Poreda said, adding that it's not just money that's in short supply.

"We're really hurting right now for fosters. We're seeing a lot of animals coming into the shelter and all the rescue organizations are full right now. We're looking for people to foster and adopt animals right now because the supply of animals being abandoned right now is really outpacing what we can support."

Poreda said any unsold items from Saturday's event would still be available to purchase on the Humane Society's web site.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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