SHERMAN — Little Angels Animal Sanctuary, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) rescue founded in 2008, is seeking donations for its thrift store and rummage sale to support the organization.
“Our rummage sale and fundraiser event is paired with the grand opening of our thrift store, Cat and Thrift Obsessed. We’ve collected hundreds of donated items towards our cause, and will have a basket raffle during the event,” a spokesperson said. “We are reaching out to you, our local residents and businesses, to join us for this weekend long event. Our goal is to raise money to cover the vet costs for the animals in our care. We are also using this event to help raise awareness about the importance of TNVR, spaying, and neutering.”
The donation collection will be today from noon to 5 p.m. The organization will not accept old computers or printers, tires, broken items, stained or torn clothing, firearms, drug paraphernalia, snares, Conibear or steel-jawed traps, fur items or taxidermied items. Donations can be dropped off at 100 E. Main St., Sherman.
The sanctuary began as a small animal rescue facility, but shifted to also helping make an impact in reducing the overwhelming number of stray cats and kittens in Chautauqua County and surrounding areas. The organization rescues, fully vets and finds homes for cats and kittens.
They also help with low-cost spay and neuter, as well as assist with TNVR (Trap, Neuter, Vet, Release). While many other rescues were forced to close during COVID -19, they were able to stay open. Animals cannot find permanent homes until they are fully vetted. With the opening of spay and neuter
clinics, they have many felines waiting for surgery.