“Plea Market” to benefit the North Alabama Spay and Neuter Clinic

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Volunteers setting up for Plea Market at Jaycee Community Building

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Jaycee Community Building in Huntsville is filled to bursting with household items, gadgets, collectibles and more.

Volunteers with the North Alabama Spay and Neuter Clinic are busily organizing tables of donations for the 7th annual “Plea Market.”

The clinic’s main fundraiser is typically held in November each year.

However, last fall the clinic was closed and the event was pushed back to April 15-16.

This year’s market opens Friday, April 15 at 6pm with a preview sale and silent auction. Admission to the preferred shopping event is a $12 donation.

The free public sale is Saturday from 9am-4pm.

Office manager Jay Roberts says the success of the sale is vital to the clinic’s operation.

“We are a non-for-profit, but we still have some staff we have to pay. We have to pay our drug bills and things like that, so it is a huge need.”

Roberts adds, “Every dime goes back into the clinic to make sure we can continue doing what we’re doing.”

That mission is making sure all pet owners in North Alabama have a low-cost spay and neuter option.

The ultimate goal is to reduce the area’s unwanted pet population.

Since re-opening in February, the clinic has already seen an estimated 600 animals.

“That’s a lot of kitties, cats and puppy dogs that will not have to find homes or be euthanized,” says Roberts.

If you can’t shop but you’d still like to support the event, donations will be accepted through noon Friday.

Just stop by the Jaycee Community Building at 2180 Airport Road.

You can also reach the clinic at (256) 489-0418.