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St. Croix Animal Welfare Center’s Flea Market Re-opens in LaGrande Princesse

Rachanna Johnson cuddles a new resident, Elizabeth, at the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center. (Photo by Jennifer Cole Simpson

The St. Croix Animal Welfare Center’s Flea Market re-opened on Saturday, April 23. The new Flea Market is located in the space formerly occupied by the Cast Iron Pot, on Northside Road in LaGrande Princesse.

Flea Market manager Jan Richards and her volunteer team have done a wonderful job of renovating the former restaurant into a welcoming retail space.  Clothing for men and women, kitchen and bath items, furniture, toys and clothing for children, books, linens, towels, household goods and so much more are available for sale.  All proceeds from the Flea Market go to support the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center.

Starting next week, the Flea Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.  Donations of gently used items are welcome.  Please call 692-5355 to schedule dropping off donated items.

Jan Richards at the Animal Welfare Fle Market front desk (Submitted photo)

The Flea Market has been a longtime important source of revenue for the center, helping to fund a variety of programs that help thousands of animals and people every year.  Those programs include an open-door shelter for stray, abandoned and unwanted animals; a low-cost Community Clinic that provides affordable care to pet owners; the community outreach program Project SAFE; a Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return program for unowned “community” cats; rescue efforts to aid animals in distress; and adoptions programs both locally and through partnerships with shelters in the mainland U.S.

The St. Croix Animal Welfare Center, founded in the 1970s, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing and promoting the humane treatment of animals. It relies on private donations and grants to serve the people and animals of St. Croix.  Now more than ever, the center needs the support of our community.  Donations can be made online at www.stcroixawc.org.

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