What Do You Do When You Lose Out on $500,000 Inheritance? Hold $500 Garage Sale.

Readers may recall a series of stories we wrote earlier this year about San Francisco's Hearing Dog Program. The non-profit, composed of former employees of the 30-year-old program abruptly discontinued by the SPCA in 2008, in April lost in a court case in which it claimed that it was the rightful beneficiary of a half-million dollar behest for the SPCA's hearing dog program, not the SPCA.

So what do you do when you can't pick up $500,000 inheritances? You attempt to raise a cool $500 bucks with a garage sale.

Tom Oliver, the organization's program director, said he'll be selling “half a roomful” of swag from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13 on the corner of 30th and Dolores with all proceeds going to the dogs.

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