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28 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7 - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014 Cape Gazette Ca To our Purr.fectly wonderful customers and supporters: It's with a heavy heart that t announce the closing of Purr-fectly Thrifty. When I lost my lease, unfortunately I realized I could not afford any available leasing options in the local area. Sadly, the shop will close its doors for the last time on Saturday, November 22 at 4 pm. Since its opening in July 2012, purr-fecfly Thrifty has become a vital resource for local residents who need assistance in caring for their pets and for those who find stray, sick or abused animals. In the relatively short time the shop has been in existence, I am very happy to report it has made a significant impact.. Proceeds from the store were used for the following: To provide financial resources for the spay/neuter of over 100 feral and pet cats; To help individuals with the trap-neuter release (TNR) program by loaning traps and physically trapping cats for TNR; To supply food to numerous cats-both domesticated as well as feral; To give financial assistance for veterinary care to pet owners in need; To house and find homes for numerous unwanted and hard to place cats through our shop's adoption center; To provide information and referral to individuals with cat-related issues, as well as work closely with the Georgetown SPCA and other local animal rescue organizations. I have vacationed at the Delaware shore for years and witnessed first-hand the abundance of feral cat colonies and the lack of affordable veterinary care for those in need. Consequently, after I retired [ established Caring Actions for Animals (CAFA), a Delaware-based 501(c) 3 non- profit organization, and opened Purr-fectly Thrifty, a boutique-style thrift shop, to fund CAFA. My vision for the store was to create an environment where people would have a pleasant shopping experience and, in the process, contribute to the betterment of our animal friends in the greater community. With the help of many caring people, Purr-fectly Thrifty became an immense success. The store would have happily continued on, were it not for losing the lease and facing higher leasing costs. Meanwhile, Purr-fectly Thrifty has to liquidate its entire inventory. I hope you willcontinue to supper Purr4 tty Thrifty during its final days. The store-will close its doors for the lkst time on Saturday, November 22 at 4pm. Please take time to stop by, find a few bargains and say goodbye to our wonderful staff and volunteers. So what becomes of Purr-fectly Thrifty? Well,the store must close in November, and unfoi'tunate though that may be, my vision is still clear:-to provide outreach and support to animals in need-in southern Delaware. The form this goal takes will be determined in the near future. Your support of my new direction will be needed and appreciated. qlrhen one door closes, another opens" In the meantime, please continue to keep in touch with me via Facebook and through my website (currently under send me your email so I can continue to keep you updated on the latest developments. You can contact me at: development). Also, please Our location may be changing, but the vision remains the same. Please join us as we move forward. For me, it's all about the animals. Rosemary Karaka Owner, Purr fectly Thrifty Founder, Caring Actions for Animals | U~ fa ec Ol ot at ci b II k E jc a o I. 11