Local gardening clubs, businesses, and New Hampshire crafters have teamed up with the Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter once again for the 6th Annual Plant Sale. This sale will feature everything from locally grown shrubs to bulbs, houseplants to vegetable plants, perennials to annuals. The sale will also feature handmade goods and a raffle. And best of all, all of the proceeds from the 9th Annual Plant Sale will go to benefit the pets still waiting for their forever homes at the Manchester Animal Shelter.
Over the past 15 years the Manchester Animal Shelter has provided care, and found homes, for more than 15,000 homeless pets. With the economic downturn over the past few years the need for the services the shelter provides has risen steadily even as funding becomes harder and harder to come by. The Manchester Animal Shelter is a no kill, non-profit shelter. Every pet adopted from the shelter has been spayed or neutered, gotten their rabies and distemper vaccinations, been micro-chipped, heartworm tested, and all cats are checked for the Feline Leukemia Virus.
Whether you are a local gardener, or part of a garden club, that is thinning out your plants the sale could always use more green things to sell. The Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter ask that plants be potted for sale two weeks before the sale to ensure they look their best. They will even supply free pots to make donating easy! Donations for the raffle will be accepted until a week before the plant sale, and all businesses that donate will be recognized in a handout given to shoppers at checkout.
If you are interested in donating a plant or raffle item please contact the shelter at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (603) 628-3536.
The 9th Annual Plant Sale will be held on June 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, rain or shine. In the event of severe weather the sale will be held the next day at the same location. The sale will be held at the Manchester Animal Shelter, located at 490 Dunbarton Road, in Manchester, NH. The shelter will be open during the plant sale so it’s a great chance to see the facility and, maybe, bring home that new friend you’ve been considering.
If you’re unable to make the plant sale but are interested in supporting the shelter the Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter make it easy to donate time, money, or much needed supplies to animals in need.Click here to go to their website and learn more or here to ‘like’ the shelter on Facebook. Want to see all the great animals up for adoption at the Manchester Animal Shelter? A current list can be found here on Petfinder.