SPCA Melbourne celebrates its first year anniversary

MELBOURNE — The SPCA of Brevard’s second thrift store is celebrating its first year of business, on Saturday, May 15th, from 6-8 pm.

The store is located at 790 S. Apollo Blvd in Melbourne.

The ribbon cutting and one-year anniversary will feature live music, hors d’oeuvres, and raffle baskets, and is free to the public. Store hours will be extended for the event and exclusive sales will be offered to customers as well.

“Opening our store during the pandemic was certainly a challenge,” said store manager, AJ Rios, “but plans had already been in place and we didn’t want to delay opening any further. Although it started out a little rough, we are picking up in donations and sales every single month.”

SPCA Melbourne celebrates its first year anniversary

As with the Titusville store, this location’s function is to raise funds to support the SPCA’s mission of “protecting and providing a voice for homeless pets.”

Additionally, this unique store not only provides a superior shopping experience to customers that allows them to help save the lives of homeless pets, but it also features a cat adoption center for a one-stop, shop, and adopt experience.

The Melbourne thrift store is open Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 6 pm, and accepts donations including clothing, household items, electronics, furniture, and more.

Donations may be tax deductible and proceeds from sales directly impact the lives of homeless pets in the SPCA of Brevard’s care. For more information on how to donate or shop or about the upcoming anniversary event, please call 321-327-8305.

About SPCA of Brevard

The SPCA of Brevard, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization with the mission of “protecting and providing a voice for 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. Both the Titusville and Melbourne Thrift Stores function as fundraising venues to support the mission of the SPCA.

For more information, visit www.spcabrevard.com.