Bath Animal Welfare Foundation’s Thrift Shop Is Back In Business

Mitchelltown, Va – The Bath Animal Welfare Foundation’s Thrift Shop is back in business again at it’s new location in Mitchelltown. The thrift shop moved after a fire last November at it’s previous location in Bacova, according to Jean Von Shilling, Director of the foundation.

The office was intact after the fire and most merchandise escaped damage. Fortunately The Welfare Foundation had recently bought an old house in Mitchelltown, so it had a place to go. But plans were to restore the house over a period of 2 or 3 years as a permanent location for the shop and the office. The house had been empty for a number of years and it needed a lot of work.

“What we had,essentially, was a very nice piece of property” says Shilling. “and a house with a good basic structure, but we did need almost everything else.”

Right after the fire, the Bath Animal Welfare Foundation moved it’s office into the house and used electric heaters for heat so it could continue it’s adoption and animal rescue work. The thrift shop was closed for several months.

The thrift shop sells donated items including clothing, household goods, decorative items and furniture, and has pet food for sale. The shop is the biggest fundraiser for Bath Animal Welfare and volunteers are always needed to help in the shop. The new location of the Bath Animal Welfare Foundation is 9295 Sam Snead Highway in Mitchelltown across the street from the hardware store. It’s open from 10 to 4 on Thursday Friday and Saturday.

After the new parking lot is completed in the next month or so they plan to be open on Wednesdays too.
For more information call 839-8666.

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