Petspiration Foundation's quest to raise $200000 for guide dogs – Vet Practice magazine


Throughout August, the Petspiration Foundation (formally PETstock Assist) is on a mission to raise $200,000 for Guide Dogs Australia to help transform the lives of those living with low vision or blindness. 
The Petspiration Foundation’s donation will support Guide Dogs Australia’s extensive range of services that help people living with low vision or blindness gain the freedom and independence to move safely and confidently around their communities. 
The Petspriation Foundation has been a proud and longstanding partner of Guide Dogs, and since 2014, has donated almost $500,000 to the organisation. 
“Through this initiative, we hope to raise awareness of the incredible work carried out by Guide Dogs and educate Australians on the opportunities that are available to support them,” Petspiration Foundation’s charity and events lead Sherralea Cassidy said.
“Throughout August we’re calling upon animal lovers—and anyone that wants to make a difference to the lives of those living with low vision or blindness—to donate and help us reach our target of $200,000 to help Guide Dogs transform a life. 
“With the help of generous supply partners, we want to continue building on our existing community of people that celebrate and support the work of Guide Dogs Australia in August and beyond.” 
Guide Dogs Australia mobility instructor, Ryan Jones, says that the generous donation will play an essential role in helping the organisation grow and maintain its wide range of services that positively impact the lives of those living with low vision or blindness. 
“Our wide range of services extend beyond much-loved guide dogs, to orientation and mobility training, occupational therapy, therapy dogs, connection and peer support services, advocacy and much more,” Jones said. 
“We’re so thankful to have the support of the Petspiration Foundation—and the many people across the nation that choose to donate—so that we can continue to offer our services and positively impact the lives of people with blindness or low vision.” 

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