On April 6th one Evansville, Indiana animal rescue will participate in a global fundraising event - the International Shelter Slumber Pawty and you're invited!

How Did the Shelter Slumber Pawty Get Its Start?

The very first Shelter Slumber Pawty was hosted by a St. Louis, Missouri rescue known as Gateway Pet Guardians in 2017. The organization asked volunteers and shelter staff to live side-by-side the shelter dogs, in their kennels, for one day. The entire 24-hour event was streamed live giving the general public an inside look at what its like for a shelter animal.

First International Shelter Slumber Pawty Raised Over $600k

That first event raised over $30,000. The Slumber Pawty expanded in 2019 as more St. Louis area rescues joined in to raise even more money. Then, in 2023. more than 40 shelters in four countries around the globe collectively raised more than $600,000.

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It Takes a Village No-Kill Rescue to Participate Once Again

It Takes a Village No-Kill Rescue was one of those shelters that participated in 2023, and they will once again be a part of this annual international event in 2024. Get ready for the Shelter Slumber Pawty taking place on April 6, 2024!

On Saturday, April 6 hundreds of animal lovers will be side-by-side with shelter pets to raise funds and awareness for community animals. That’s right! ITV's most dedicated supporters will spend 9 hours at our facility walking dogs, promoting shelter pets, eating and “pawting” with our amazing shelter residents while raising money to support our programs.
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Extended Hours for the Shelter Slumber Pawty

The It Takes a Village Rescue Center, located at 1417 North Stockwell Road, will be open until 7 pm on the night of April 6th to allow for as many adoptions as possible during the event.

Advanced fundraising is underway now for the International Shelter Slumber Pawty, and you can join in the fun by donating. If you are interested in volunteering to fundraiser and participating you can email LeAnn at leann@itvrescue.org.

More About It Takes a Village No-Kill Shelter

It Takes a Village is a remarkable no-kill shelter with two locations in Indiana, one in Vanderburgh County and another in Spencer County. In Vanderburgh County, you can visit them at 1417 North Stockwell Road, Evansville, Indiana 47715, and in Spencer County, they are located at 824 East County Road 800 North, Chrisney, Indiana 47611.

A Lifesaving Mission

Since its inception as a rescue in 2010, It Takes a Village has dedicated itself to the well-being of homeless animals. Remarkably, they have saved the lives of more than 10,000 homeless animals to date.

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No Discrimination, Only Dedication

At It Takes a Village, there's no discrimination based on breed, size, or color. They have a special focus on assisting animals often labeled as "hard-to-place," such as bully breeds, black dogs, and those with medical needs. Their mission statement speaks to their unwavering commitment: "work as one in helping homeless animals irrespective of breed, location, or circumstance."

Support a Worthy Cause

Remember, It Takes a Village is a 501(c)(3) rescue organization. By participating in the Shelter Slumber Pawty event, you're not only welcoming a loving pet into your home but also supporting an organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals.

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