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AAPS Snore for Paws - November 13

Melbourne's Australian Animal Protection Society launches Snores for Paws fundraising campaign

Melbourne-based animal rescue organisation, the Australian Animal Protection Society (AAPS) is launching its major fundraising drive for 2021 - Snores for Paws – a fun and unique sleepover event at their Keysborough shelter with resident pets and staff members.

Similar in concept to the Vinnies CEO Sleepout – yet with puppies and pets – Snores for Paws will see the 35 dedicated team of staff at the Australian Animal Protection Society - from the General Manager to the office staff, the animal welfare team and all the veterinary staff - sleep overnight on Saturday November 13, 2021, in the organisations’ newly built animal shelter in Keysborough with their furry resident pets.

Established in 1971, the community-based not-for-profit charity cares for thousands of lost, abandoned, orphaned and unwanted animals, with a philosophy of wanting to return as many as possible to their owners or to find them new fur-ever homes.

German Shepherd Angel found a fur-ever home thanks to AAPS

Snores for Paws has a two-fold benefit – raise awareness of AAPS and much needed funds – but more importantly find out how our loveable pet residents cope during the night-time when we aren’t here to look after them. It will give us great insight into their behaviour and nocturnal needs”, said General Manager, Megan Seccull.

With some furry residents and staff members having their own donation profile on the official AAPS website, donators will be able to select and sponsor an animal or staff member of choice - creating a fun and interactive element to the fundraising initiative.

AAPS Staff member Megan with Goldie, available for adoption

The group hopes to raise $250,000 from the sleepover to build a much-needed, multi-purpose dog training facility. With a puppy school, dog behaviour training and agility yards, a building like this will benefit both the community and the dogs that come into the shelter looking for a new home as it will be a safe and secure place for the dogs to meet their new families all year round.

“We rely heavily on our amazing volunteers and the generous donations from the community, to provide vital financial support so Snores for Paws is a big focus for us in 2021 and we urge all Melburnians to get on board and sponsor one of our AAPS Team Members”, said a passionate Megan Seccull.

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MEDIA RELEASE, 20th October 2021

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