DEEP RIVER, Conn. — It’s a unique spot in Deep River where you can find a bargain, and help animals in need at the same time.
One step inside Allison Sloane’s Pandemonium Thrift Store, and you’ll be pretty surprised at what you see
“For the first time people, they are just in awe usually, they keep walking, and there’s just so much,” said Allison Sloane, of the Pandemonium Thrift Store.
The shop is just off Route 154 in Deep River, and is packed to the brim with more items than you could imagine.
“We have 15 rooms, and we try to keep it fun and interesting,” said Allison Sloane, of The Pandemonium Thrift store.
From women’s wear, to children’s toys, house decor, kitchen appliances, books, and knick knaks galore, and the proceeds for this nonprofit go to benefit a good cause as well.
The proceeds from the thrift shop help more than 50 exotic birds and reptiles that they house at the Pandemonium Rainforest Project, located next to the thrift shop.
“We want to make sure that they have a good home, that they’re comfortable, that they’re fed, they are looked after,” said Kim Olson a volunteer for the Pandemonium Rainforest Project.
Olson says the animals are often found abandoned, and end up at their center by way of police departments and area vets when the animals have no other place to go.
“They (the animals) are not natural up here, they are not native, and so somebody has to take care of them,” said Olson. “It is just wonderful to know you have the ability to help somebody that really can’t do it themselves.”
Sloane hopes her shop will inspire people to realize that they are helping out a much higher cause.
“I want them to think about the animals, and they have done a really good thing, and that they are also recycling,” said Sloane.