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Petspiration foundation donates $600,000 to charities across Australia

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The Petspiration Foundation has donated $616,000 to seven partner charities across Australia to support people and animals, as part of the fulfilment of the Petspiration Foundation Christmas Project campaign, to empower a better future for pets and people. 

“At the Petspiration Foundation, everything we do ties into giving back to the charities that need it the most,” said Sherralea Cassidy, Charity and Event’s Lead at Petspiration Foundation. 

Cassidy highlighted that the funds raised will make a huge impact for each of these charity partners, with each partner selected due to their alignment with the Foundation’s objectives.  

“Inspired by the unconditional love of pets, the Foundation is committed to helping pets and people to live better, and through our 2022 Christmas Project campaign, we’ve been able to support these incredible organisations across the country to continue to deliver services that support and advocate for pets and people to live better lives.” 

The seven charities that are the benefactors of $88,000 each as part of the Christmas Project campaign are: 

  • Pets of The Homeless (VIC)
  • Cowboys 4 Kids (NSW)
  • HorsePower (WA)
  • Smart Pups Assistance Dogs (QLD)
  • Pegasus Riding for the Disabled (RDA) (ACT)
  • Riding for the Disabled Tasmania (TAS)
  • Safe Pets Safe Families (SA).

The funds are being used by the respective partner charities in many ways to support families and animals alike.  

“With this significant donation, we’ve been able to purchase a car and a van that will allow Pets of the Homeless to safely and efficiently transport more animals into care, and ultimately improve the happiness of homeless pet owners,” said Yvonne Hong, Pets of the Homeless Founder and CEO.  

Hong enthused that the donation from the Petspiration Foundation has enabled the organisation to purchase two new vehicles, for the purpose of raising and training them into fully certified assistance dogs for children with special needs. 

Simon Burrow, puppy trainer at Smart Pups with puppies Echo, Earl and Faith

“Every child living with a diagnosed special need such as autism, seizures, mobility, and diabetes-related syndromes deserves easy access to and the support of a companion animal, like these wonderful new pups!” said Patricia McAlister, Smart Pups Founder.  

Other ways the donations are making an impact include securing a location for the Safe Pets Safe Families Pet Food Bank, and Cowboys 4 Kids have been able to put the funds towards organising holiday equine camp programs for foster children.  

The Petspiration Foundation will continue to raise funds for their charity partners and projects, with key fundraising initiatives across the year planned.  

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Menchie Khairuddin is a writer Deputy Content Manager at Akolade and content producer for Third Sector News. She is passionate about social affairs specifically in mixed, multicultural heritage and not-for-profit organisations.


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