If you’ve ever adopted a dog or cat from Friends of Rescue, you might have gone over to their little studio on Oakwood Avenue. It’s a yellow house with a picket fence, surrounded by some of the most colorful aspects of Huntsville — things like the Kildare house and a man who takes his pet snake on walks around the neighborhood. It has a lot of character, but the time has come for the animal rescue to move on to greener pastures — literally.
Earlier this year, the nonprofit purchased a new house that will give them more space for the rescue and for a new thrift store. The new location is off Highway 72 in the Chase area.
To make moving easier, Friends of Rescue will be hosting a rummage sale on March 22 and 23 at 213 Oakwood Avenue. If you’re interested in donating to the rummage sale, you can drop items off at the following times:
- March 6 from 1 to 4 p.m.
- March 8 from 9 a.m. to noon.
- March 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.
- March 14 from 9 am. to noon, 5 to 7 p.m.
- March 16 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- March 19 from 1 to 4 p.m.
- March 21 from 12 to 6.
If you go to the rummage sale, you’ll find tons of designer clothes — Chicos, Ralph Lauren, and boutique — in addition to antiques and homewares. Of course, there’s always pet supplies, too.
Then, on April 20, they’ll be hosting a grand opening for the thrift store from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2244 Highway 72 East. You can find out more about the new store here.
Whether you’re in the market for a new pet, or you just like the idea of helping animals with your purchases, the rummage sale and thrift store are good places to start giving back.
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