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A Charming Missouri Thrift Store Is a Cat Rescue in Disguise

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, cats )

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People come in the store for used clothing or craft supplies -- and they leave with a new cat.

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Kit B (276)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 6:41 am

This is wonderful to read about. As I was growing up it was impossible to go to a book store that didn't have cats. Maybe that's one aspect that ties together, my love of cats and books.

Sandi C (98)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 8:51 am
I think thats wonderful.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 9:02 am
Improving one little corner of the world!! These little mini shelters are springing up all over and every one is a blessing for our feline friends.

aj E (164)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 10:23 am

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 10:26 am
Thank you for the wonderful post! (N, P, T)

Mary T (357)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 10:32 am
I would be a visitor at any store with cats in them :) its like I'm at home with my own of my co-workers suggested to our boss to get a cat (the building does have a mouse problem) I volunteered to clean the litter box..LOL

. (0)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 10:34 am
Great story. I wish NJ would "allow" something like this.

Katka Oelmann (279)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 10:46 am
Just wonderful

Lynn S (235)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 11:49 am
That is so cool! A Bosley's Pet Supplies store around the block from me usually has one or two resident cats. It's fun to go in just to pet the cats. I'm a sucker for all felines, but particularly for the domesticated ones.

A one point, my father and his wife worked to develop the trust of a feral cat so it would come into the house. It finally did after many months so they named him OP (Outdoor Pussy). But nobody could ever pick him up. When I visited, I was the only one who could pick him up. He died at age 24 years, having been born in Toronto and died in Vancouver.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:24 pm
Its the first time I hear about something like this.

Sonia M (60)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 1:32 pm
Great article,thanks for sharing

Thomas P (280)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 1:42 pm
Thanks Cher. What a great concept.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 2:26 pm
Heartwarming story, thank you.

janet f (29)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 3:26 pm
Great story. I wish we had a thrift store like that in NY.

Animae C (514)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 4:50 pm
Wonderful people!

Evelyn B (79)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 6:57 pm
Noted Tks. Cher... Lovely story and lucky kitties...hope the ones waiting for homes find it...

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 8:01 pm
Marvellous, it would be wonderful if many stores followed suit. Just love a store with a purrfect purrsonality inside.

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 10:09 pm
glad to see this being done,thanks for sharing...noted also

Dianne D (490)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 11:25 pm
Very cool. I lived in Portland Oregon for a couple of years, and they had a bunch of old shops in this small town inside Portland, and several shop owners had cats in their shops. It made the shopping so much fun. Of course, one person complained and the city tried to forbid the cats in the shops. I'm not sure if the cats are still there. Several people stood up for the cats and the shop owners usually had signage outside the door that cats were inside.

Gvapo T (22)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:55 am
hahaha great! :)
thanks cher! :)

Gvapo T (22)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 3:56 am
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Arwen Woods (207)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 4:10 am
Oh, how wonderful! What gorgeous kitties too! Thanks Cher.x

Nancy C (806)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 6:08 am
A great idea and proof positive that caring, loving individuals (and villages) are out there. Thanx Cher

Gloria p (304)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 6:56 am
Pretty sneaky!

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Nancy M (197)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 9:01 am
What a great story!

Beth M (138)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 12:21 pm
Great idea, wonderful people! Hopefully this catches on!

Gillian M (218)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 1:42 pm
It is wonderful to see something like this, what a great idea for adopting/dropping off unwanted cats knowing that they will be helped.

Barbara V (51)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 1:51 pm
GOD BLESS THESE PEOPLE A THOUSAND-FOLD!!!!! What a happy relief to read about kindness and compassion extended to kitties, who so often get the dirty end of the stick. People of this caliber are angels-in-training!!!!.

Connie O (44)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 2:07 pm
Neat idea. I am hoping though that the impulse buyers do not decide they don't want a cat afterall, and send it back onto the street.

Carol H (229)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 4:28 pm
fantastic!! thank you Cher, noted
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