The Petspiration Foundation has launched its Christmas Project initiative to raise money for its charity partners in the lead up to Christmas.

From 1 November to 25 December, the foundation aims to raise $500,000 for organisations including Pets of The Homeless (VIC), Cowboys 4 Kids (NSW), Horse Power (WA), Smart Pups (QLD), Pegasus RDA (ACT), RDA Tasmania (TAS) and Safe Pets Safe Families (SA).

Sherralea Cassidy, Charity and Events Lead at the Petspiration Foundation, said that Christmas is the perfect time for consider people and pets who might be less fortunate than others.

“Many organisations are under-resourced and rely solely on the donation of others and through this initiative, we’re hoping to alleviate any burden the holiday season can bring.

“With 100 per cent of the Petspiration Foundation’s donations going towards this initiative, we’re encouraging animal lovers across the nation to open their hearts and extend a donation – big or small – so that we can provide food, shelter, security and support.”

Jacqueline Felgate, the Petspiration Foundation’s inaugural ambassador, said Christmas is a time for giving and there is no better feeling that knowing you’ve given the gift of shelter, food, or security to those – animals or humans – most in need.

“Animal welfare is something that I’m extremely passionate about, and knowing that through this donation, the burden on charity partners struggling with resources this Christmas will be eased, is extremely comforting.”

Those wishing to donate can do so by visiting and donating online, rounding up their purchases in store, purchasing specifically marked products, or donating $2 or more at the Petspiration Foundation’s Wishing Trees at stores across the country.

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