If you spent a leisurely Memorial Day Weekend having fun instead of a yard sale this year, you still have a chance to share your treasures with your fellow citizens and do something nice for your furry friends. On Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) holds a yard sale at 301 Stockholm St. to raise money to help take care of its animals, and they’re looking for donations. Donations can be taken to the shelter from 2-5 p.m. on June 2nd and 3rd. 

Items high on the wish list: furniture, home and garden items, small appliances, purses, jewelry and gently used children’s items. No thank you to computers, computer parts and grown-up clothes.

If you’re more of a spender than a giver, stop by to get a bargain, grab a snack and have a little gamble.  Raffle tickets and refreshments will be for sale at the event. Then come back the next day on Sunday June 5th to bid on some charming art made by the second graders at Southwest Baltimore Charter School, who visited the shelter a few weeks ago and took photos of some of the adoptable pets. Bidding on the collection of oil and watercolor paintings will begin at 4 p.m and exhibit runs until 7p.m.

All proceeds go toward BARCS and its continued mission to help homeless and neglected animals.

Come on! Lend a paw! Just imagine if YOU had to spend the summer in Baltimore walking barefoot on the pavement in a fur jumpsuit, doused in a perfume strong enough to repel and kill fleas and ticks.

For more information, call 410-396-4695.