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Second Chance Thrift Store to host one-year anniversary event Oct. 1

Celebration includes adoptable animals, drawings, raffles, discounts and goodies


ACTion Programs for Animals’ Second Chance Thrift Store will host a one-year anniversary celebration Thursday, Oct. 1.

Located at 2475 N. Main St. next to Shamrock Foodservice Warehouse, the celebration will take place during regular business hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Each customer who shops during the event will receive a free raffle ticket and will have the chance to win a $100 gift certificate in a random drawing at the end of the day. Exclusive specials and discounts will be offered to celebrate the store’s first year in business. Per the state’s Public Health Order, masks must be worn, and occupancy is limited to 25%.

Proceeds from the Second Chance Thrift Store help rescue efforts by ACTion Programs for Animal (APA), a local nonprofit. A few adoptable dogs and cats from APA will be at the event, so anyone interested in adopting may meet these animals.

“This has been a tough year for everyone, so we are thankful that our Second Chance Thrift Store is able to celebrate one year of existence,” said APA Executive Director Michel Meunier. “Every time someone donates or buys something, it helps us save more cats and dogs from the municipal shelter.”

The thrift store will also offer Halloween candy and bottled water for its customers. Customers that donate during the event will receive a one-time-use coupon for 10% off their next purchase.

The thrift store is in need of gently-used furniture, housewares, pet supplies, art, decorations, clothes, shoes and media.

About ACTion Programs for Animals

APA is a progressive animal welfare organization seeking to improve the quality of life for companion animals in Dona Ana County and greatly reduce the number of unwanted animals impounded and euthanized at the municipal shelter. Since May 2012, more than 4,500 animals have been rescued. The majority of these have been dogs and cats/kittens pulled from our municipal shelter. They are able to do this through volunteer work of rescue/foster coordinators, foster families, weekend adoptions, and donations.  For more information about APA, email mail@apalascruces.org, call 575-644-0505 or visit www.actionprogramsforanimals.org.