Cause for Claws thrift store to close next week

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A local thrift store aimed to help dogs and cats is closing its doors next week. The main reason is the owner is retiring.

Cause for Claws sells things like clothes and books. It’s the main source of funding for a spay and neuter clinic tailored to stray animals or low-income families. As of July 31st, the thrift store will be closed, but the clinic will still run on donations and possible grants.

“There are so many homeless pets in the Bismarck-Mandan area. Rescues, they’re overflowing with animals, and you’ll never be able to adopt your way out of homeless pets. The only way really is to spay and neuter those dogs and cats,” said manager Lee Rittel.

The left over inventory will go to North Dakota Teen Challenge – a program for people with drug and alcohol problems.

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