'Doggie Swim Day' Draws a Crowd
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (9/8/2014) – About 70 dogs brought their owners and families to "Doggie Swim Day" at the Poplar Bluff city pool on Sunday, Sept. 7, for an afternoon filled with sunshine, splashes and laughter.
The event marked the end of the swim season at Hillcrest Park and was co-sponsored by the Poplar Bluff Parks & Recreation Dept. and the Animal Welfare Alliance (AWA). The city pool now will be winterized until next spring.
"The weather was perfect and the Parks and Rec staff was so helpful and professional. What a great day!" said Charlotte W. Craig, AWA president. "We certainly hope to do this again next year, weather permitting."
AWA Opens Booth at Resale Shop
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (03/26/14) – The Animal Welfare Alliance (AWA) has opened a booth at Somewhere In Time Antiques & More. The AWA sales space will be featured during an April 5 open house event at the resale shop, which is located in Poplar Bluff Square shopping center in the old Hancock Fabrics store.
Travis Thomas, who bought Somewhere In Time last August, said he’ll have “lots of fun stuff going on,” including hot dogs, soft drinks and popcorn for 25 cents per serving, jewelry making demonstrations and door prizes during the April 5 open house.
AWA’s resale booth offers a mix of items ranging from collectibles to small appliances to jewelry to gently used clothing. AWA receives most of the sales money from its booth, with Somewhere In Time retaining a small percentage to cover record keeping and inventory management costs.
Anyone wishing to donate items to AWA for resale can call Travis Thomas at (573) 778-1010 to make sure space is available. The store is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.
The revenue sharing agreement with Somewhere In Time is the third one reached between AWA and local resale shops.
Second Hand Rose, in the same shopping center, handles gently used clothing donated on behalf of AWA (call 573-778-6126). The Consignment Mall, at 1901 Sunset off Westwood Boulevard, handles furniture and home décor items (call 573-727-9952).
AWA is working toward construction of a no-kill animal shelter on property it owns north of Poplar Bluff. The organization also spends up to $650 a month on its programs (distemper/parvovirus vaccinations for puppies in the city pound and $25 to $50 vouchers to help qualifying pet owners spay or neuter their dogs or cats.)
Store owner Travis Thomas (left) and Animal Welfare Alliance vice president Nancy Abernathy check the AWA resale booth at Somewhere In Time Antiques & More, which is holding an open house on April 5.
Get Involved . . . Help AWA get its own shelter up and running! We need volunteers to work on numerous projects that help abandoned dogs and cats in Southeast Missouri.
If you are interested, download a release form and mail to:
Animal Welfare Alliance
of SE Missouri
PO Box 647, Poplar Bluff, MO 63902
You will be contacted to schedule training.
|"Somewhere In Time Antiques and More
2170 N Westwood Blvd, Poplar Bluff (573) 778-1010
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Has teamed with AWA .. please let them know any donations you make are for the AWA and please visit the store .. lots of Goodies"
AWA Reaches Agreement
With New Consignment Mall
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (10/04/13) – If you’ve been putting off cleaning out the spare room or finding a new home for that old chair, now’s the time to do it.
The Animal Welfare Alliance (AWA) has reached an agreement with the new Consignment Mall of Poplar Bluff, at 1901 Sunset, just off Westwood Boulevard.
Anyone wishing to can donate gently used furniture or home décor items to AWA through the newly opened resale store. When an AWA-tagged item is sold, the Consignment Mall will turn over 70 percent of the sale price to AWA. (The shop will retain 30 percent to help cover its bookkeeping, utility and personnel expenses.)
Initially, donated items will be limited to furniture, lamps and home décor items, according to Consignment Mall owner and operator Roger Hogg, of Poplar Bluff. He asks that donors call first (573-727-9952) and make an appointment to bring in their items; the mall also offers pick-up service for a fee.
“We are very pleased and excited about this arrangement. We were thinking of opening a resale shop of our own; but the Consignment Mall offered a much better solution that hopefully will create a stream of income for us,” said Nancy Abernathy, AWA secretary and chair of the organization’s Resale Committee.
The Consignment Mall is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (closed Sundays and Mondays). The staff reserves the option to turn down any goods deemed not saleable.
AWA is working toward construction of a no-kill animal shelter on property purchased last year north of Poplar Bluff. The organization also spends up to $650 a month on its programs (distemper/parvovirus vaccinations for puppies in the city pound and $25 to $50 vouchers to help low-income pet owners spay or neuter their dogs or cats.)
The Animal Welfare Alliance of Southeast Missouri is registered with state and federal authorities as a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. tax code. The purpose of the Poplar Bluff-based organization is to foster a spirit of cooperation among all public and private animal care organizations and agencies in the area, to encourage and support the adoption, neutering and spaying of pets and to provide shelter for abandoned animals.
There are two ways to help the animals!
or send a check or money order to:
Animal Welfare Alliance of SE Missouri
PO Box 647, Poplar Bluff, MO 63902
Animal Welfare Alliance of SE Missouri is a Missouri Non-Profit Corporation.
Donations are Tax Deductible under section
501 (c) (3) of the IRS code