Paws Rescue seeks items for garage sale fundraiser

Published 9:31 am Friday, July 28, 2017

Paws Rescue is dedicated to taking care of animals in need and next Saturday, the nonprofit organization will hold a fundraiser to assist in their efforts.

And, the group is looking for items to sell as part of their garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 5.

“We are collecting all types of household goods for our garage sale,” Paws Rescue board member Dedra Henley said.

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The group has asked that no clothes be donated for the event, which is set to run from 7 a.m. until noon at Vicksburg Telephone, located at 955 U.S. Hwy. 61 N.

Items for the garage sale can be dropped off at Vicksburg Telephone from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Leigh Conerly, who is the president of the Paws Rescue board, said items collected for the fundraiser so far have included furniture, deer stands, Christmas décor and miscellaneous items.

All proceeds from the event will go towards the Paws Rescue general fund, which pays for the care of the more than 50 animals sheltered by Paws Rescue, Henley said.

It pays for food, spaying and neutering, vaccinations and health care for any animal suffering from a malady.

“When we take an animal in, we make sure it is healthy before it goes to a homeowner,” Conerly said.

Funds will also be used for the Paws Rescue’s Spay It Forward program.

This assistance program was established in 2011 after the flood affected the the city pound, Conerly said.

When an animal is adopted from the city pound, there is a $20 adoption fee, which the new pet owner pays.

However, it is also required the animal be spayed or neutered and receive its required vaccinations, so Paws Rescue pays these costs, which average $200.

“We do what the clinic requires,” Conerly said.

And if an animal is too young to be spayed or neutered, it can be returned to the veterinarian at the appropriate time and Paws Rescue picks up the tab.

Conerly said the group, which at the moment is sheltering a large number of cats, is also in desperate need of wet or dry cat food and cat litter.

For more information, call 601-634-1838 or visit

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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