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Safe Hollow sets benefit yard sale
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Editor, It’s that time of year again. The flyers have been posted and the PSAs released: Safe Hollow Animal Sanctuary is having a big yard sale to raise money for supplies and veterinary care. This marks the fifth yard sale I have coordinated for the Sanctuary, and I have to say that, although it is a little overwhelming, I have thoroughly enjoyed reconnecting with our faithful supporters and meeting new ones. To all those people, thank you. It may just be clutter you wanted to get rid of but to the animals who have found sanctuary at Safe Hollow, it is life itself.
The yard sale is Saturday, April 4, at The Heritage Bank’s new branch on Highway 84 in Ludowici. Donations are still being accepted at the Blue Rooster Country Store (just behind the post office in Ludowici). Call me at 545-9830 for more information. Scott Parker is also available to take your call or pick up stuff. His number is 545-3107.
Incorporated in 2005 by Debbie Calicutt and her family, Safe Hollow is a no-kill, nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of neglected, abandoned or abused animals funded by donations and operated solely by volunteers.
More than 100 animals now live at Safe Hollow. New placements can be accepted only as room is made available by adoption or by adding facilities. It is not a shelter. It is not a place where unwanted animals can be dropped off.
Debbie spends most of her days out caring for the animals. I am the back-up number, and I get a lot of calls, mostly from people who mean well but don’t understand the difference between a county-funded shelter and a volunteer operated sanctuary. We do not kill animals. We help those we can. We try to assist those we cannot. We pray for them all.
For more information please check out the video at You can e-mail Debbie at or call me at the number listed above. I will be glad to answer your questions as best I can. And, again, thanks.

Raye Nakles
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