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Mug sale benefits local animal shelter



Staff Writer


For the 17th year in a row, a local pottery shop is raising money for the abused, neglected and surrendered animals of Lincoln County.

Rising Sun Pottery, located at 207 South Academy Street in Lincolnton, will host “Mugs for Mutts & Cups for Cats,” set for 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday.

According to owner Gary Lee, the shop will donate 60 percent of all funds raised to the Humane Society of Lincoln County.

More than 200 mugs — $10 apiece — will be available at the event along with a select number of collector face mugs for $20 each.

Only individuals whose names are chosen during a special lottery drawing at 5 p.m. will have the opportunity to purchase a face mug, which are limited to one per person.

The original, handmade pottery pieces were fashioned by local artists Wendy Edwards and Tina Davis.

“Help us save a cat or dog,” Lee said.

The Humane Society offers the community a number of different programs focused on low-cost spay/neuter, pet adoption, foster home care, feral cats, public education and shelter alliance.

Each fall, the shop also raises money for Hospice & Palliative Care-Lincoln County by selling handmade soup bowls.

Like the mugs, the bowls, too, display various facial expressions.

For more information on this month’s fundraiser, call Rising Sun Pottery at (704) 735-5820 or email risingsunpottery@bellsouth.net.

For additional details on the Humane Society of Lincoln County, located at 2422 Country Club Road in Lincolnton, call (704) 732-9022, email hslcspayneuter@gmail.com or visit hslcnc.org.



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