Humane Society creates market event

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A new Humane Society for Hamilton County event is designed to help severely injured animals.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22, HSHC and it’s resale boutique, Trends for Tails, will play host to the inaugural Midsummer Market at its future shelter and headquarters at 10501 Hague Rd. in Fishers.

Chops directly benefitted from Humane Society for Hamilton County’s Survivor Program. He came to HSHC with severe gunshot wounds to the head and abdomen. He has been adopted lives in his forever home. (Submitted photo)

“We have fundraisers already in existence that are incredibly beneficial and successful, but we have to keep it fresh and try to reach new people. Creating new and fun events allow us to get our message out to people who may or may not attend other events of ours,” said Megan Bousley, a spokesperson for HSHC. “In early January, we decided we wanted Trends for Tails to hold a market event to sell a lot of the larger furniture pieces the boutique normally can’t accommodate due to the size of the store. At the site of HSHC’s future facility, there is a large building on the back of the property, just the perfect size to hold the event.”

A 3,300-square foot space will be filled with mostly furniture and home décor but also some appliances and sporting goods.

Like Trends for Tails’ year-round mission of giving net proceeds to HSHC’s Survivor Program, the same is true for Midsummer Market. The Survivor Program provides lifesaving and emergency care to thousands of animals each year, including animals suffering from broken legs, colds, pneumonia, hit-by-car injuries and senior pets with aches and pains.

“What makes this event great for fundraising is that all the inventory is donation-based,” Bousley said. “We have held several complimentary pick-up days with Two Men & A Truck Indianapolis. Individuals interested in donating large items completed a form on our website, and we arranged for Two Men & A Truck to pick up their pieces directly.”

Although most items for sale are gently used, there are some new items as well. All items were donated by Trends for Tails customers and supporters.

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