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Quilt, other raffles help animal shelter

POSTED: April 29, 2013 9:44 a.m.
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Anna Phillips and Sandra Frye hold up a quilt that Phillips made in honor of her pet cat that died recently of feline leukemia.

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Anna Phillips has been making quilts for a long time. An avid supporter of animal shelters, Phillips had started working on a quilt depicting kittens and puppies she planned to donate to the Liberty Humane Shelter and the project soon took on a personal meaning.
“My cat passed … She had feline leukemia. So we had to have her put to sleep around Christmas time … So my quilt became in honor of her and we called it Heaven’s got Grace,” Phillips said.
Phillips said Grace and her other cat Precious were feral kittens that showed up while she lived in Chattanooga.
“I’ve had them for 12 years, and then Grace got sick,” she said.
Currently living in Hinesville, Phillips said she knows how dedicated the staff at Liberty Humane Shelter is and decided her quilt could benefit the dogs and cats in the shelter. Phillips said she also has a rescue dog.
Last week, Phillips presented the finished quilt to LHS president Sandra Frye.
“It has all types of puppies and kitties on it, and it’s going to be raffled off with the money going to the shelter,” Phillips said.
Frye said the quilt was one of a few items the shelter has received as raffle prizes. She said the donations came at a time when the funds are low.
Frye will display the quilt in local stores. Currently, a set of earrings made by Allenhurst Mayor Pro Tem Amanda Cox is on display at Carla’s Bridal. The earrings also are raffle donations.
“We have a bill with the Spay and Neuter Alliance Clinic we need to pay and we are really reaching the low end of our funds,” Frye said.
She said they also plan to participate at this year’s Summer Slam July 7 and are soliciting donations of cases of water for the event.
The shelter is the only no-kill facility in Liberty County and often pulls animals from the county-run Animal Control office before they are euthanized. The shelter also works with animal-rescue organizations to find foster and long-term homes for animals.
“We are okay on the maintenance supplies but we could always use dish detergent, Fabuloso, bleach, laundry detergent, and we need brooms, mops and scrub brushes,” Frye said, adding they receive dog and cat food, but always need food for the kittens and puppies.
The shelter also needs volunteers to help with operations. They currently have high school students fulfilling community service hours, but more people are needed to care for the animals.
The shelter is open 8-noon Mondays and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
Donations can be made payable to the Liberty Humane Shelter and mailed to: P.O. Box 1481, Hinesville, GA 31310. Online donations are accepted at libertyhumaneshelter.com.

 

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