After 42 years, the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s Thrift Store at 1905 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach is closing at the end of December. The entire inventory, which includes, clothes, furniture and housewares, is now 50 percent off, and everything must go. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s Thrift Store opened in 1973 as an extra source of financing for the league.
Recently, due to adjacent business development, the thrift store has lost the ability to make parking available for the league’s customers and donors. Without access to parking, the league came to the difficult conclusion that the store could not continue operating successfully.
“We wish we could have continued operating our thrift store far into the future, but without adequate parking, it potentially could become a financial burden to the league and its primary mission of saving lives,” said Rich Anderson, executive director and CEO of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.
The building is under contract to be sold before the end of the year. At this time, there are no plans to find a new location.
“We are grateful for the support from countless friends who have donated items, the customers we’ve had for the past 42 years, and for the incredible volunteers who made it all possible,” Anderson said. “We hope our thrift store friends and customers will continue to support the animals and visit Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s pet adoption center at 3100/3200 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach.”
For additional information, visit www.peggyadams.org or call (561) 686-3663.
The mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals; to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals; to care for, protect and find quality homes for homeless and neglected animals; and to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education.
The league is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925.