Shop for a good cause at Saturday’s No Fleas Please flea market sponsored by the Animal Care Center of St. John. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Winston Wells Ballfield in Cruz Bay.
“I’d like to raise 10 grand,” Animal Care Center President B.J. Harris said.
Last year the organization raised nearly $7,000 at its annual flea market. Although the center gets 10 percent of its $135,000 annual budget from the local government, Harris said it must fund the rest through events like the flea market.
Harris said the center typically has about 20 dogs and 30 to 40 cats a week to care for at its shelter.
Donations of items to sell at the flea market are still coming in, but Harris said Caneel Bay Resort donated outdoor furniture, including tables with glass tops. Additionally, shoppers will find indoor furniture, TVs, stereos, a bicycle, new and used children’s toys, books, kitchen ware, art, appliances, plants, and books.
“There’s even a hot tub,” Harris said.
Donations of items suitable for sale will be accepted all week and until 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Harris said.
She said food and drink will be for sale. Additionally, Harris expects an appearance by a canine enforcement officer and his dog.
Paul Jordan, who heads up American Kennel Club activities on St. John, said that the organization will have a table set up at the flea market but will not do AKC tests that indicate your dog has good behavior. Call him at 513-3703 for more information on having your dog receive the AKC good behavior certificate.
For information on the flea market, call Harris at 513-4670.