Thrift shop raises money for animal care - WNCT

Thrift shop raises money for animal care

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BRIDGETON, N.C. -

Fromtelevisions to Christmas decorations, a Craven County thrift shop is sellingeverything it has to earn money for the care of injured animals.

The Croatan Animal Rescue and Sanctuary opened a thrift store called "Fur Pet's Sake" at 2021 U.S. 17 northof Bridgeton six weeks ago.

The store sells donated items like books and kitchenware. The money raisedgoes to help feed, spay, neuter, and vaccinate the dogs and cats at thesanctuary.

Mostthe animals at the sanctuary were hurt or abandoned, like Iris the dog, whoneeds eye surgery for his glaucoma.

"Due to the volume of animals, we go through a lot of food andlitter. There's a lot of expenditure and there's not a lot of financialreimbursement coming in to fill the gap in what we're spending," said KenniWoody, thrift store manager.

There are about 100 cats and 8 dogs at the sanctuary. The thriftshop will celebrate its grand opening on November 2.

The thrift shop needs donations, volunteers, and customers, said Woody.Donations may be sent to P.O. Box 15243, New Bern, NC 28561.

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