Sec­ond­hand goods look for fur­ever home

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

SEC­OND­HAND goods ran off the shelves in the first week of oper­a­tion for a new store in Ma­reeba.

An­i­mal Res­cue Table­lands Inc pet res­cuer Sandy Brown said they opened the shop, lo­cated at 68 Byrnes Street, Ma­reeba, on Sunday April 1 and she was over­whelmed with the sup­port the community has shown.

“On the first day we ba­si­cally sold out of all the stuff that was do­nated and ev­ery day since there has been more rolling in,” she said.

“It has all been qual­ity sec­ond­hand goods and the prices are cheap and they are go­ing to stay cheap.

“We have sold a lounge suite, out­door set­tings, TV cab­i­nets, a fridge, freezer and plenty of house hold item like glass­ware and more.”

She said all money raised from the shop is go­ing to­wards main­tain­ing res­cue an­i­mals while they are in care.

“It also helps me save more lives and cov­ers reg­u­lar and emer­gency vet work,” she said.

“Ev­ery month we spend about $8000 but it de­pends on what an­i­mals come in and what emer­gency vet care is needed.”

Ms Brown said it has been her goal to start a sec­ond­hand shop for a long time and she is very ex­cited to fi­nally get it off the ground.

“We run solely on do­na­tions and ev­ery­one that is here are vol­un­teers,” she said.

“We cur­rently have four vol­un­teers and we do need more be­cause of the amount of stock that is be­ing do­nated on a daily ba­sis.”

To do­nate any sec­ond­hand goods, drop into their store on Byrnes Street Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm.

The res­cue is hold­ing a fundrais­ing event to­mor­row called Hope for Paws in Ather­ton.

They will have a live band, Care­less, play­ing at the Orb at 2 Main Street, Ather­ton, with the event start­ing at 6pm.

There will be raf­fle tick­ets, food and drinks for pur­chase on the night.

En­try is $15 for mem­bers and $20 for non-mem­bers. For more in­for­ma­tion visit the An­i­mal Res­cue Table­lands Inc. The Sec­onds Shop Face­book page or con­tact Sandy Brown on 0487 430 443.

Picture: Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

Ai­dan, 6, and his sis­ter Mackenna Harmin, 3, en­joyed build­ing their own bird houses at the Ma­reeba Library.

An­i­mal Res­cue Table­lands Inc pet res­cuer Sandy Brown has opened a sec­ond­hand store at 68 Byrnes Street, Ma­reeba with all pro­ceeds go­ing to help­ing an­i­mals.

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