By Grace Arneberg

The Dunn County Humane Society will be holding a rummage and bake sale fundraiser at the Menomonie Veteran’s Center on Friday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items for sale will include clothes, books, games, furniture, kitchenware, lawn/garden equipment and of course baked goods.

The humane society currently has an abundance of cats and is in need of a new addition specifically for felines. The rummage sale will hopefully help provide a large amount of the proper funding.

“I initially got involved because it was part of my Environmental Literature project to redesign an area for the cats,” said University of Wisconsin–Stout junior Danielle Laine. “I also wanted to become more deeply involved with the humane society.”

In addition to exchanging your own dollars for some thrifty items, there are other ways to help out. Donations and/or volunteers are more than welcome at the event.

“I was originally going to try to sell a ton of stuff for myself, but then I realized that giving donations is a really good way to give back to the community,” said Laine.

Recycling is a good way to maintain sustainability, so in honor of Earth Week, why don’t we recycle our own trash by giving it the chance to be someone else’s treasure?

“This time of year, students are trying to get rid of stuff because they’re planning to move,” said Laine. “Donating to the rummage sale would be a really good way to help the community while cleaning out your own house.”

Donations can be dropped off on Wednesday, April 23 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Veteran’s Center. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, call Jackie at 715-556-4117, Holly at 715-962-9176 or email

For more information about the Dunn County Humane Society, visit


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