In Colorado, shopping till you drop is for the dogs.
A non-profit animal control organization in the Centennial State recently announced that it will open a resale thrift store in Cedaredge to fund future animal rescue
programs and the maintain its shelter's status as a no-kill facility, the Delta County Independent reports.
The Friends of Cedaredge Animal Control (FCAC) group has operated as a no-kill shelter for the last nine years and provides pet food, cat litter, veterinary care, vaccinations, spaying and neutering, and adoptions to the area's animals at no cost to the town.
Norma Miller, a local resident who has volunteered to oversee the thrift store, told the news source that FCAC is pushing for a grand opening on March 1.
FCAC president Deb Fairchild said to the Independent, "the resale thrift store will provide the community the opportunity to continue their support of the animal shelter in this new and exciting endeavor, so that FCAC in turn can continue to serve our community and their pet needs."
Between 2006 and 2009, the group found homes for about 1,000 shelter animals, though the Humane Society estimates that millions more remain in the shelters around the U.S.