Local store raises awareness of homeless-pets issue

Maurices at Waynesboro Town Center and Augusta Regional SPCA are teaming up to raise awareness, help and hope for homeless pets during the month of September.

“This campaign is called Rescues & Runways, and maurices stores across the country are involved, in partnership with the ASPCA,” said maurices store manager Jessica Haggerty. “It’s a great way to increase awareness of the need for pet adoptions and to raise supplies and financial support for our local shelter.”

People are invited to stop by maurices to donate pet supplies or monetary gifts, with all donations going directly to Augusta Regional SPCA. As a thank you, maurices will give supporters a coupon for 20 percent off one regular-priced item.

Maurices will also offer its exclusive Friends for Life charm in stores and online at www.maurices.com from now through Oct. 31, or while supplies last. Half of the charm can be worn by the pet and the other half can be worn by the pet’s owner or a furry friend. The Friends for Life charm is $5, with $2.50 from every sale going to the ASPCA to support its national programs.

Visit www.maurices.com for more information.

Edited by Chris Graham. Chris can be reached at freepress2@ntelos.net.

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