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Animal sanctuary holding fundraiser to help buy supplies for animals

The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the animal sanctuary farm on April 27
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Free To Be Me Animal Sanctuary is holding a garage sale on April 27 to help raise funds after a colder than usual winter depleted many of its supplies.

Running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the animal sanctuary farm, the garage sale is selling just about everything, along with big ticket items such as a Roomba, explained owner Louanne Shropshire. 

Many of the items are high quality, including office furniture, crafts, needlework, picture frames, vases, small televisions, a boot rack, children’s toys, a mini trampoline, beverage dispenser, a block heater and books. 

There will also be a lemonade stand on site, plus cupcakes and cookies for sale. There will not be any guided tours of the farm, but for a small donation visitors can view the animals from the fence. 

Shropshire’s daughter, Melissa Pierce, is co-ordinating the garage sale. 

“We’re busy trying to clean up and get things ready,” Shropshire said.

Donations can still be submitted for the garage sale, she continued, but the items must work and be in a good, gently used condition. 

This is the first time Free To Be Me Animal Sanctuary has held such a garage sale, but it could turn into an annual event depending upon how it goes, said Shropshire. 

All of the funds raised go directly to supporting the animals through feed and care, she continued. This past winter depleted much of Free To Be Me’s feed supplies, so those need to be topped up. Furthermore, the organization recently received two new calves that have to be fed with milk replacer. The two animals must be fed with this food source for at least four months. 

“We are not using any of this money for ourselves,” Shropshire added. 

To make a donation, call Melissa Pierce at 306-684-9405 or email