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#29

Hobo Cat
4 x 4 quilt block

During the Depression, those riding the rails in box cars often would jump off during a stop to look for food.  If they found a home willing to provide a handout, they would draw a sign on the house so those coming after them would know to knock on the door.

      

The Hobo Cat design signified a kind-hearted woman who would feed strangers.

      

Because of their devotion to the welfare of animals, particularly cats, Kelly Vinesett and Yvonne Bebber selected this design for their first shop Vera, later moving the quilt block and their two shop cats to P3 Consignments, their new location downtown .

      

P3, which stands for Paws, Prayers & Promises, is an upscale non-profit consignment shop and 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to caring for animals in Polk County, NC, Landrum, Campobello and Gowensville, SC.  It offers financial support to local animal welfare groups that promote humane practices for both pets and their owners.

      

P3, which opened in October 2015, helped more than 580 animals in its first year.   In 2016, at least 50 kittens were adopted from its storefront window.

 

 

Rehung at current location October 2015

Sponsored by P3 Consignments and The City of Landrum