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Shelter pets find homes during shopping event
by Zack Steen
Jul 26, 2014 | 73 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Allison Harville stopped by Goody’s Family Clothing on Saturday in hopes of finding some special back-to-school deals.

The shopper found more than a deal. Harville found love with a new lab-mix puppy.

“I definitely did not plan on leaving this store with a puppy. We just came to shop for school clothes,” said Harville, a native of Corinth. “As soon as my daughter saw this one, she was in love.”

The Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter joined forces with the department store to host a special adoption day inside the store’s front entrance.

“We have been very busy so far,” said Volunteer Coordinator Mary Schafer. “We have already had three adoptions and we’re about to sign up our fourth.”

In conjunction with Goody’s popular one-day sale, customers were able to pet or kiss a few special pets on their way into the store, as well as grab a cookie and enjoy a refreshing glass of lemonade while supporting the local animal shelter.

“The events where we can setup in front or inside of a busy store always prove to be successful,” said Schafer, who worked the event along with eight other shelter volunteers.

Pets were offered for adoption at discounted rates, while monetary donations, pet food, newspaper, cleaning supplies and volunteer pledges were also accepted.

Schafer said the shelter’s “Pooch Smooch” was popular with everyone. For only $1, attendees had the option of kissing a puppy during the special event.

“Goody’s has always been a great supporter of the shelter,” said the volunteer coordinator. “We appreciate everything they do to help us.”

In March, Goody’s customers were given the option to donate $1 to the local shelter on the store’s electric keypad during the check-out process.

(For more information, visit alcornpets.com or 662-284-5800.)
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