To help reduce this figure, the Petbarn Foundation and Seeing Eye Dogs Australia (SEDA) are urge Aussies to get behind The Pet Foundation annual fundraising appeal to assist Australians who are blind or have low vision.
"It takes a lot of time, love, patience and money to raise these special working dogs that will one day become the gift of independence for people who are blind or have low vision," said Leigh Garwood, General Manager from Seeing Eye Dogs Australia.
Since opening our first Petbarn Adoption Centre in 2012, we have helped re-homed thousands of rescue dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and rabbits on behalf of our partner animal shelters whom we partner with closely.
We're so happy with our new kitten 'Tiny' she's so friendly, purrs constantly so has adjusted really well, kids love her.
Established in June 2012 under its original name of The Petbarn Foundation, its goal is to actively support pet welfare programs (including its Pet Adoption Centres) and its partner shelters through numerous fundraising activities.
Since launching, the Foundation has raised over .5 million dollars for local animal charities.
The aim of the event is to find forever homes for a number of pets that have previously been displaced.
We are passionate about sharing the joy of pet companionship and The Pet Foundation has set out with a mission ‘to enrich the lives of pets and people who love and need them,’ Petbarn does not sell companion animals such as kittens, cats, puppies and dogs for profit.
More than 140 Petbarn stores nationally hold the annual "Pet Dating Event" whereby prospective pet parents are able to meet a number of loveable pets in need of a new home.
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We are passionate about sharing the joy of pet companionship and The Pet Foundation has set out with a mission ‘to enrich the lives of pets and people who love and need them’ and with the help of the community continue to raise much needed funds.
The Pet Foundation isn’t just limited to providing financial support to animal welfare groups, as we aim to fulfil our mission through our; The Pet Foundation was born in 2012 with a purpose of providing support for rescue organisations and pet related charities, no matter how big or small that dedicate their time and effort into caring for animals in need.
Seeing Eye Dog Fundraising Appeal At any one time over 2,000 Australians are estimated to require support from a Seeing Eye Dog.