There was a happy reunion at the Halifax Humane Society Thrift Store Adoption Event on Aug. 13.
Kati Curry and Jadyn Pescatore had wanted a puppy for long time, and they found a dog at the Halifax Humane Society on Aug. 12. He was not a puppy, but they knew he was the one they wanted.
“We fell in love,” Curry said.
After getting the approval to get the dog from Kati's dad, they went back the next day. But, to their disappointment, Ringo was gone. They were much relieved when the staff at HHS said that Ringo was at the Adoption Event, and hurried there to adopt him and take him home.
“We had to have him,” Curry said.
Also happy at the event was Aileen Martin, of Ormond Beach, who adopted Mojo, a 4-week-old black kitten.
“She walked right up to me and wanted to play,” Martin said.
Meg Evans, thrift store manager, said the store at 333 W. Granada Blvd. has done well since moving to the spot on the west end of the plaza (behind ACE Hardware) from Holly Hill three years ago, showing a 30% increase in sales.
There’s a wide variety of donated items in the 5000-square-foot store.
“We say if you can’t find it, you don’t need it,” she said.
One of the more popular items is furniture. She said artistic people in the area like to refinish or paint furniture and use it for a different purpose.
Also at the event was Joseph Cofer, of Schmancy Popsicles. The teenage businessman is busier than ever. He had worked an earlier event that day, a 5K race at Father Lopez High School. Meanwhile, his mother, Kellie, was selling popsicles at a swim meet, raising money for the Ormond Beach YMCA.
“We had to have him.”
Kati Curry, on adopting a dog
Halifax Humane Society Thrift Store
The operating hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.