Clean out your basement then shop for cool stuff and save lives in the process. The Humane Society of Harford County hosts a two-day yard sale, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 benefiting the adorable animals in its shelter, including Louis the rabbit (she's a girl) and Queenie a sweet 2-year-old kitty.  

There are many ways to get involved. Here, the most obvious:

1. You can make donations for the sale. Bring your household items, pet supplies, holiday decor, games, books and what-have-you to the shelter.  (No clothing, TVs or computers).

2. You can shop the sale.

3. You can shop the bake sale, held concurrently with the yard sale.

4. You can adopt Louis, Queenie or any of the other animals hoping for new homes.

The sale runs 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. The shelter is located at 2208 Connolly Road, Fallston, Md. See the shelter's website for more info and directions.