Smith County Humane Hosts Spring Benefit Yard Sale and Live Auction


Carthage, April 2 2021: Smith County Humane (SCH) is hosting a spring benefit yard sale and live auction at Smith County Ag Center on April 10th. Doors open at 9am, and auction to begin at 10:00am. Clothing to be sold in yard sale fashion, with new and gently used items auctioned live. Auction services have been generously donated by Butlers Auction, License #6911. Donations of new and gently used items, are being requested from the community and local businesses. Donations can be brought to our donation trailer at Butlers Auction Thursday – Saturday 10am to 5pm until April 8th, or dropped off at the Smith County Ag Center on Friday, April 9th, noon to 7pm.

SCH is a nonprofit 501(C)3 organization dedicated to the general welfare, prevention of cruelty to animals and animal overpopulation; education concerning humane treatment of animals, and responsible pet ownership, as well as continued involvement in other animal welfare issues. SCH has been serving the Smith County community since 2002, providing assistance to low income residents with spaying and neutering their pets, as well as serving the community with their TNVR (Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate, and Release) program for feral cats within the borders of Smith County. SCH has assisted in the spay and neuter of over 6000 Smith County animals since its inception.

Smith County Humane has recently had a change on their board of directors and administration. They have welcomed a new President for the first time in 18 years. Shenia Pellum, a local Smith County resident has taken on the role of President following the previous resignation. Since her appointment, SCH is working diligently to improve and expand services to the Smith County community. “SCH has an amazing group of dedicated volunteers, some of who have been helping with animals in this community since its inception. I am excited to encourage new volunteers to get involved here at SCH to assist the animals and the residents here in Smith County. There are so many urgent issues in Smith County when it comes to animals, that we can not tackle every one immediately, but my focus and hope is that we can improve and expand existing services, and have a greater impact here in Smith County, not only for the animals but also for the residents here in the community facing issues with animals,” states SCH President, Shenia Pellum.” “We don’t have Animal Control for the area of Smith County, and we don’t have a physical shelter location, so we depend on all of our volunteers, both new and old, to help assist the animals and residents in need. We are a 100% volunteer based organization and depend solely on donations and small grants, to offer services for all animal issues, and with no financial support from the County, your donations are paramount for our success. We absolutely need a shelter in this community, and more services for animal issues,” says Shenia.

For more information visit SCH at Contact Information: Shenia Pellum: President (