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Thrift Store Opens To Make Money For Cat Medical Expenses

| March 27, 2014

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Bargain prices for various items will be offered at a new thrift store opening this weekend.   Although it is new, it’s actually the second time this store is opening.

“Second Chance” is getting a second chance.  This soon to open thrift store has been in the works for some time. It first opened in 2009, but closed 6 months after due to the lack of volunteer help. But now the folks from Halfway Home Pet Rescue are preparing for it’s re-opening.

Norma Milton is the Halfway Home Pet Rescue President.  She says, “motivated basically by the great need for the financing for our pet rescue. In February alone, with injury and very ill cats coming in we spent 54 hundred dollars on medical care.”

Last year, Milton says they spent 38 thousand dollars on cat medical care. But they hope to hit the ground running with this store because of the “minimal” amount of money they’ll be paying for the space, all thanks to the generosity of the building owner, Gary St. Peter.

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“Gary has given us a very very good deal where he is only taking a very small percentage of what our gross will be.”

All of the profit made from Second Chance will go toward the medical bills for the rescued cats at the Halfway Home Pet Rescue.

Mary Rowe of the Halfway Home Pet Rescue says,  “I’m hoping it will give us more awareness in the city of Caribou and get our cause out to more people.”

And to keep the store running this time, it’s all about the volunteers. Right now they have 25 active volunteers, and still need more. Second Chance will open this Saturday (3/29/2014), and will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm.

Mary Rowe and Norma Milton also say once they get more volunteers on board, the store will be open on Thursdays and Fridays as well.   Second Chance is located at 31 Herschel Street in Caribou.  If you’re interested in volunteering, call Mary Rowe at 207-999-1075.

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