The Cairns Post



HAPPY Howl-o-ween! A Melbourne pet shelter has found an inventive way to embrace the spooky season while raising vital funds.

Second Chance Animal Rescue

Marisa Debattista and adopted terrier cross Ted put on their scariest faces for the Howloween fundraiser. Picture: David Caird had planned a Halloween ball fundraiser to help support battling pet owners and animals in need, but members will instead appear in a special livestream event this Friday.

Shelter volunteers will undergo a range of forfeits depending on the donation tally, including being hydro bathed in their full work gear.

“All of this support doesn’t come cheap and with Covid lockdowns, forced closures and a drop in donations, times have got even tougher,” Second Chance chief

Marisa Debattista said. “The bank account is very low and our shelter is full of homeless animals in need.”

Animal lovers can take part in the Howloween House of Horrors livestream via the organisati­on’s Facebook page or website.

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