Melbourne-based animal rescue shelter Second Chance Animal Rescue hasannounced a live-stream fundraising event to support rescuing and rehomingpets.

The event will take place from 10am on Friday 29 October and will involve thestaff of Second Chance taking part in ‘forfeit challenges’ in return fordonations.

Marisa Debattista, Second Chance CEO, said they initially planned to host a‘Howl-o-ween’ ball, but those plans were scuppered by COVID restrictions.

“Due to restrictions we’ve had to put the Howl-o-ween ball on hold untilFebruary net year, so instead we’ve created a fun forfeit live stream eventwhere myself and my team will take part in ghoulish forfeits for donations.We’ll do anything for the animals here!”

The challenges involve Debattista and staff eating ‘cat litter’ cake for a $10donation, eating lunch from a dog bowl for $30, being walked down the streetlike a dog for $100, having a bucket of dog food poured on their head for$250, getting hydro bathed in the grooming room in for $300, and for $500 astaff member will sleep overnight in a haunted dog kennel.

Debattista said the shelter is currently full of homeless animals and thefunds will be used towards helping those pets.

“Second Chance focus on rescuing and rehoming pets in need and supporting petowners in the community who cannot afford to look after their pets by offeringpet food, medical care and vaccinations. All of this support doesn’t comecheap and with COVID lockdowns, forced closures and a drop in donations, timeshave got even tougher.”

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