LCHS Opens A Thrift Shop That Will Benefit the Animals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - The Lake City Humane Society opened up a thrift shop with all of the proceeds benefiting the animals at the shelter. The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce helped host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday evening.

Everything in the store is donated, and staff with the humane society said the community has been supportive during this process. They plan on hosting future events at the store to help animals.

“We plan to have adoption events here once a month as well as basic shot clinics. They can get their basic wellness and microchips done here. We haven’t implemented that. That is something we will probably be doing in Q2,” said Brian Hogue-Pua, the Director of Finance and Shelter Operations.

He said that would be open to everyone in the community. They are hoping to expand and offer services and have a presence in five neighboring counties in the future.

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Lake City Humane Society, a private nonprofit organization, was formed in late 1964 to address animal welfare issues in our community. There was no animal shelter, and little attention was paid to the hundreds, if not thousands of animals that were picked up off the streets and killed if no one came to claim them.One city employee – the “dog catcher” was hired to catch and dispose of stray and unclaimed dogs in our area.

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Lake City Humane Society Provides Animal Services and Pet Adoptions for Columbia County, Florida

1392 NW Shelter Glen

Lake City, FL 32055

Phone: 386-752-3191


Hours of Operation:


Animal Services

Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Adoption Center:

Tuesday - Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Tuesday - Friday:

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Every Other Saturday:

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Phone: 386-401-1063


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Consumer Services Division: 

Address: 200 E Gaines St, Tallahassee, FL 32399

Phone: (850) 413-3130

Lake city humane society  is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.