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Dawson County Humane Society holds annual yard sale event
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Customers peruse wares outside of the Dawson County Humane Society Resale Shop and Boutique during the shop’s annual yard sale event on April 30. - photo by Erica Jones

On Saturday April 30, the Dawson County Humane Society Resale Shop and Boutique held its annual yard sale event, benefitting the humane society’s shelter and its mission in the community. 

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A dog waits to be adopted during the Dawson County Humane Society Resale Shop and Boutique during the shop’s annual yard sale event on April 30. - photo by Erica Jones

Dozens of people flocked to the resale shop, located at 54 Lumpkin Campground Road S, to peruse the wares set up for sale throughout the shop’s parking lot, lawn and sidewalks. Representatives from the humane society’s shelter were on site with several dogs up for adoption, and local nonprofit Kibble 2 Care offered pet food and supplies to those who needed them. 

According to Joan Miller, one of the shop’s managers, this is the fourth year that the resale shop has been able to hold the yard sale event. The event is aimed at selling some of the items that can’t be displayed in the shop every day, like yard equipment, while at the same time raising money for the shelter and drawing people into the shop. 

“My husband and I actually store it all year in our garage and we tell people to bring in items to donate as they start cleaning out their basements and their garages,” Miller said. “So we hold the sale and we hold adoptions, and every year so far we’ve gotten someone adopted.” 

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Customers peruse wares outside of the Dawson County Humane Society Resale Shop and Boutique during the shop’s annual yard sale event on April 30. - photo by Erica Jones

In addition to selling these types of items, Miller said that a perk of the yard sale is that many times it helps to draw in customers who might not have known the shop was there. 

“It’s a fun event and people get great buys,” Miller said, “and a lot of times people stop that haven’t come in the shop before so it also gives us a lot of exposure.”

After operating costs, all the money raised by the resale shop, both through the boutique and events like the yard sale, goes to support the no-kill shelter at the Dawson County Humane Society. 

“It all benefits the doggies and the kitties, and without it things wouldn’t be near as good for them,” Miller said. “It’s improved everything for the shelter.” 

For more information about the resale shop and boutique, go to https://dawsoncountyhumanesociety.org/resale-shop-boutique/