Surrey Animal Resource Centre kicks off first-ever Shelter Slumber Party fundraiser
Surrey Animal Resource Centre is preparing for its first-ever “Shelter Slumber Pawty” to raise funds and increase awareness of shelter-pet adoption.
Surrey, B.C. – Surrey Animal Resource Centre is preparing for its first-ever “Shelter Slumber Pawty” to raise funds and increase awareness of shelter-pet adoption. For 24 hours, participants will eat, sleep and play in the shelter along with one of their favorite four-legged shelter residents. The event will be streamed on social media as participants provide viewers with a sneak peek into the lives of shelter pets.
“We are excited to participate in this international event that is coming to Canada for the first time and that the Surrey Animal Resource Centre will be the first shelter in B.C. to join the fun,” said Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke. “Our goal is to raise $10,000 to support the lost, injured and homeless animals that come into our shelter. This goal is only possible with the support from our amazing community.”
The ‘Shelter Slumber Pawty’ is a collaborative fundraising event that brings together animal welfare organizations to raise funds and awareness for shelter animals. The fundraising event kicks off today (March 3), with the official event happens on March 25.
“The Shelter Slumber Pawty will provide a behind-the-scenes look into our shelter, where we support and care for an average of 1,200 animals every year,” said SARC Manager Shelley Joaquin. “It will provide an opportunity for Surrey residents to get to know some of the animals in the shelter and see what it’s like to live here. Through this unique event, we hope some of our furry friends find their forever home and raise funds to support the hundreds of animals we serve year-round.”
The Surrey Animal Resource Centre is the municipal shelter for the City of Surrey, looking after the surrendered and lost animals in our community. SARC provides resources to the community and helps pets find loving homes and have happy, healthy lives.