The non-profit organization Friends of Felines Hatteras Island will be hosting their annual yard sale this Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, in the parking lot adjacent to the Mad Crabber Restaurant in Avon, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on both days.
The annual yard sale, which has become a late-May tradition over the years, features a wealth of enticing and local goodies donated by Friends of Felines volunteers and supporters from all across Hatteras Island and beyond.
Friends of Felines Hatteras Island (FOFHI) is an all-volunteer and non-profit feral cat advocate organization that’s based on the island, and which is dedicated to improving the lives of feral and community cats, and humanely reducing their numbers over time by utilizing the Trap-Neuter-Return method (TNR).
Hatteras Island is home to a number of feral/community cats, who have been local residents for generations, and FOFHI is at the frontlines of caring for these native residents, providing emergency medical services when needed, (such as when a feral cat encounters a stray fish hook in the mouth), and finding homes for kittens and cats who would be better suited to a less-wild lifestyle.
FOFHI achieved non-profit status in 2009, and since that time, over 3,000 felines have benefited from their locally-initiated TNR program.
In addition, the organization continually assists low-income residents on Hatteras Island with spay/neuter services and medical assistance for the cats they shelter and feed, and they also find homes for abandoned kittens and cats who don’t necessarily fit the feral criteria, and who would thrive more in a loving household.
While there are similar organizations along the Outer Banks, such as the Ocracats on Ocracoke Island, FOFHI is the only organization dedicated to Hatteras Island’s generations of feline residents.
All profits from the Memorial Day Weekend Yard Sale go to help the great efforts of FOFHI, which have been going strong for more than 15 years.
Folks can also learn more about FOFHI, and become a sponsor of Hatteras Island’s feline natives, by visiting the organization’s website at http://fofhi.org/.