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Pets of the Homeless Giving Day - November 16

Charity's Giving Day promises to triple donations to help keep vulnerable people and their pets together

Melbourne-based charitable organisation, Pets of the Homeless (POTH), will be holding their annual Giving Day on November 16 this year.

The volunteer-led support service provides pet food, veterinary care, safe shelter and material aid to pet owners who are facing homelessness or severe financial hardship. POTH also runs the very first Pet Food Bank in Victoria, and has distributed over 1,000,000 much needed meals for Victorian pets in crisis since 2015.

POTH’s annual Giving Day appeal, Never Tear Them Apart, will see all donations made to the organisation on Wednesday 16th November tripled by generous matching partners, including Petspiration Foundation (formerly named PETstock Assist), Sunbites, Scratch, and Sunraysia.

Last year, POTH raised over $200,000 in 24 hours. For 2022, their ambitious goal is to reach $250,000. If the goal is achieved, the Never Tear Them Apart Appeal will allow the charity to focus their efforts on helping people and pets for an entire year as well as expand their services to regional Victoria.

“We have seen the need for our services grow exponentially since the pandemic and most recently with the constant rise in cost of living. So many people and pets have been severely impacted by the ongoing events of the past two years - most never imagined they would need our help.” – Yvonne Hong, Founder and CEO, POTH.

Donations for the Never Tear Them Apart Appeal can be made from Thursday, 3rd November until Thursday 17th November 2022 at:

About Pets of the Homeless (POTH)

Pets of the Homeless (POTH) was founded in 2015, when Yvonne noticed there were no services in Victoria that looked after the pets of people experiencing homelessness. She began carrying pet supplies and food through the streets of Melbourne in a suitcase to hand out to rough sleepers. POTH has since connected with over 55 community support service partners to help distribute pet food across Victoria.

MEDIA RELEASE, 3rd November 2022

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