WHAT:  Rancho Santa Fe, CA (Aug. 1, 2013) – Helen Woodward Animal Center is kicking off its next exciting venture – a brand new resale shop, named Orphaned Objects – with a Grand Opening Party!  The resale shop, located on Center grounds, will offer an abundance of must-have, gently-used items such as furniture; bicycles; jewelry; sporting goods; pet supplies; artwork; books; housewares; a kid’s corner with games, toys and doll houses; designer clothing donated by My Sister’s Closet in UTC; and even high-end antique items donated by Ark Antiques in La Jolla.  Funds from the resale shop go directly to the orphan pets at Helen Woodward Animal Center.  

The Orphaned Objects Grand Opening Party will include refreshments, exciting feature items brought out throughout the day, visits from Helen Woodward Animal Center Pet Encounter Therapy Pets, Center Adoptables and a fun treasure hunt for $5 gift certificates.   (Animal statues, hidden throughout the store will have these hidden coupons as a prize to those who find them first!)

Whether, taking home an “awww”-inspiring new pet or an awe-inspiring antique table, Helen Woodward Animal Center visitors are sure to find something perfect to brighten up their home!

WHERE:  6525 Helen Woodward Way, Suite B in Rancho Santa Fe, 92067.  On the Helen Woodward Animal Center grounds, next to Club Pet!

WHEN:            Saturday, August 3rd; Grand Opening Party begins at 10:00am!

Store hours – 10:00am – 5:00pm

• A gigantic new retail store open on Center grounds!  Wall to wall unique items and antiques.
• Pet Encounter Therapy Pets greeting new customers.
• Bargain hunters and animal lovers checking out the new store and enjoying tasty refreshments.
• Center adoptables hoping to be that extra “treasure” one of our shoppers takes home! 

For information on Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Orphaned Objects Resale Shop or to donate items, click on www.animalcenter.org/orphanedobjects, call (858) 756-4117 or stop by Helen Woodward Animal Center at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe.  The Orphaned Objects Resale Store is located next to Club Pet on the Center grounds.

About Helen Woodward Animal Center
Helen Woodward Animal Center is a private, non-profit organization where “people help animals and animals help people.” Founded in 1972 in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., the Center provides services for more than 57,000 people and thousands of animals annually through adoptions, educational and therapeutic programs both onsite and throughout the community. Helen Woodward Animal Center is also the creator of the international Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive and the Animal Center Education Services program, teaching the business of saving lives to animal welfare leaders from around the world.