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Homeless pets will hit the catwalk in Detroit Lakes at the Maurices Rescues & Runway fashion show Thursday, September 16, at 6 p.m.

Maurices at Washington Square Mall in partnership with the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), will host a fashion show on Thursday, September 16, at Washington Square Mall in Detroit Lakes.

The show starts at 6 p.m., featuring models wearing Maurices' fall fashions who are accompanied by adoptable pets from local animal shelters. The goal is to raise support for animal shelters--and find permanent homes for the four-legged models.

"Our main goal with Rescues & Runways is to showcase local pets that need to find their 'forever homes,'" explained Maurices Store Manager Allison Sukke-Mahlen. "We hope that shoppers who already love coming to Maurices for our selection of fashions feel even better knowing that we're also doing our part to help local animal shelters."

The campaign continues throughout the month of September. People are invited to stop by Maurices to donate pet supplies or a monetary gift, with all donations going directly to Humane Society of the Lakes. As a thank you, Maurices will give supporters a coupon for 20 percent off one regular-priced item.

Maurices will also offer its exclusive Friends for Life charm in stores and online at from now through October 31, or while supplies last. The pet can wear half of the charm and the pet's owner or a furry friend can wear the other half. The Friends for Life charm is $5, with $2.50 from every sale going to the ASPCA to support its national programs.

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