The SPCA opens a new thrift store & cat adoption center in Melbourne

MELBOURNE ― In the midst of uncertainty during the Covid-19 crisis, there is good news coming for Brevard’s largest no-kill animal welfare organization. The SPCA of Brevard is launching a new thrift store and boutique in Melbourne, which will directly impact its ability to save the lives of thousands of homeless pets.

“Since I started at the SPCA five years ago, it’s been my vision for us to have a physical presence in the Melbourne area,” said Angie Friers, SPCA executive director. “The opening of this new thrift store is going to help drastically improve the lives of countless animals in the years to come.” Located at 790 S. Apollo Boulevard in Melbourne, this 14,000 square foot building will feature a beautiful thrift store and upscale boutique area with high end brand apparel, jewelry, handbags, and more. Additionally, there is a dedicated cat adoption center located within the store.

“Any time you donate or shop at any SPCA of Brevard location, the funds are directly helping animals in the care of our organization,” said Susan Naylor, public relations director. “With more than 2600 animals coming to our adoption center to find homes every year and the number of pets we help stay with their families, your support can make an impact on so many lives.”

The new location is scheduled to have a soft opening on Monday, May 18th at 9 am. For the health and safety of customers and staff, social distancing guidelines will apply, sanitization stations will be located around the store, and masks will be provided to staff so they may interact safely with the public. The store will be open seven days a week from 9-6 for donations and shopping. Pick up for large items is available by calling 321-327-8305.

The SPCA of Brevard, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization with the mission of “protecting and providing a voice to the homeless animals.” Founded in 1979 in Titusville, Florida, the SPCA is celebrating 41 years of saving lives as the largest private no-kill animal rescue group in Brevard, finding homes for more than 2600 animals a year. It is the first adoption facility with free-roaming cat rooms in the County, allowing adopters to interact with cats in a more home-like setting. The SPCA of Brevard Clinic also provides reduced-price vaccines to the public and has performed more than 60,000 low-cost spay/neuter surgeries since 1999.

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