New home for PAWS shop

Two of PAWS’s four founders, Susanna Gatta, left, and Alex Stewart.

The PAWS Thrift shop has moved to a new location in Bodden Town. It is now at Unit #1 in the Plaza Odessa shops, near Cox Lumber.

Since moving to the plaza, the shop offers a bright new spacious spot to browse an ever-growing selection of items.

“We have beautiful household items, accessories, dresses for ladies, nice men’s suits, shoes, books, games, toys and much more for the avid shopper. You can dress here at the thrift shop and furnish your home too,” said Sharon Watler, manager of the shop.

She said the move on Sept. 12 from Bright Daz Building has been good for business.

“This place generates a lot more traffic, bringing a lot more people and new customers to shop. I am very excited to be here,” Ms. Watler said.

Browsing the many items on display, shopper Lenroy Wilson said he was passing by to check out what was new at the thrift shop.

“The first time I came, I bought a teacup, and today I found another teacup which had on it ‘Great Gorgeous Granddad.’ I love teacups,” he said.

Christopher Lee, a barber who works next door, said when he is not busy he visits the thrift shop to browse the many books on display.

Money made at the thrift shop from purchases goes toward PAWS programs.

PAWS, the Protection of Animal Welfare Society, was founded in 2010 by Giuseppe and Susanna Gatta, Alex Stewart and Marleine Gagnon. The nonprofit society aims to alleviate animal suffering, particularly in the eastern districts, and cares for dozens of animals each month, providing boarding for injured, abused or neglected pets.