SPCA Wanganui's op shop is up and running at 63 Victoria Ave.
Wanganui's newest op-shop, SPCA's Opting for the Animals opened with a roar in Victoria Ave on Tuesday, making $500 worth of sales by lunchtime.
Manager Linda Waltz said the day could not have gone better.
"People have been coming in their hundreds and the sausage sizzle out the front has been very popular as well," she said.
"We took quite a lot of donations as well as making good sales and people were saying how good the shop looks."
Mrs Waltz said she had to slip away to another special event during the day - the birth of a friend's baby. She arrived just after I got there and everything went splendidly, so it has been a fantastic day all round."
SPCA chief executive Ric Odom said the shop would be a great thing for Wanganui as it would have a number of benefits.
"Not only will it help our Wanganui branch with funding but we hope it will also raise the SPCA's profile in the community, and provide another way for us to reach out and help keep local animals safe," he said.
The Wanganui community has rallied to support SPCA since the affiliated society called the national body for help at the end of last year.
In the photo: GREAT START: Opting for the Animals manager Linda Waltz in the new shop. PHOTOS/BEVAN CONLEY 170315WCBRCSPCA01
Source: Wanganui Chronicle