Humane Society of South Mississippi to Open Second Thrift Store Location

The Humane Society of South Mississippi (H.S.S.M.) has seen great success in raising funds through its original Thrift Store located inside the organization’s Gulfport facility—and hopes to duplicate this success and raise even more funds for the care of homeless pets through an additional Thrift Store location, dubbed “The Barking Basement.”

The new Thrift Store will be located at 6217 Washington Avenue in Ocean Springs. A ribbon cutting is planned for Friday, October 17th at 11 a.m. and the official Grand Opening Celebration will be Saturday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and feature adoptable pets, supply drive, opportunities for thrift donation drop-offs, 25% off entire purchase, pet items from H.S.S.M.’s BowWow Meow Boutique, and more.

“The Barking Basement aims to help us raise even more funds to support H.S.S.M.’s lifesaving mission,” said Tara High, H.S.S.M. Executive Director, “We have seen such great success with our current store, we can’t wait to see what this location can help us achieve.”

Located at 6217 Washington Avenue in Ocean Springs, H.S.S.M.’s new Barking Basement Thrift Shoppe will feature gently used clothing, household items, furniture, small appliances, books, shoes, toys, and more for sale. All proceeds will benefit H.S.S.M. and support the organization’s lifesaving programs which provide care and placement for nearly 10,000 lost and homeless pets each year.

Ribbon Cutting

The Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce will host the Barking Basement’s official ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 17th. The thrift store will then remain open through 5 p.m. offering 25% off entire purchase all day long.

Grand Opening

– H.S.S.M. will host a Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, October 18th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event will feature:
– Adoptable pets from the Jackson County Animal Shelter (J.C.A.S.)
– 25% off entire Barking Basement purchase
– Joint supply drive with J.C.A.S. (Items needed are: cat litter, canned dog and cat food, creamy peanut butter, and soft dog treats)
– Pet items from H.S.S.M.’s BowWow Meow Boutique
– Lots more!

Store Hours

Starting Saturday, October 18th, the Barking Basement will be open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. During these hours, you can not only shop, but drop off donations of gently used items. All donations are tax deductible.

H.S.S.M.’s original Thrift Store is located inside the organization’s Gulfport facility located at 2615 25th Avenue in Gulfport. That thrift store opened in 2006 with the opening of H.S.S.M.’s then-new 40,000 square foot facility. Since its opening, the Thrift Store has been integral in raising much-needed funds to support HSSM’s programs and services. Last year alone, H.S.S.M.’s Thrift Store brought in nearly $200,000. H.S.S.M. hopes to duplicate this success in its new “Barking Basement” location.

For more information or to contact the Barking Basement at 228-872-6585.

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