March 26, 2024

By: Jade Garrett, Events & Fundraising Manager

Remember how much fun slumber parties with your friends used to be? Staying up late, eating junk food, playing silly games, and watching your favorite movies together? Now imagine all of that, but with your favorite shelter animals.

For the first time, the SPCA Albrecht Center is hosting an event that promises to be an unforgettable night, The Shelter Slumber Pawty. This event is a national fundraiser that began in 2017, with more than 50 shelters participating together. But this isn’t just another fundraiser; it’s a transformative experience that brings together animal lovers from all walks of life. It’s an opportunity to step into the paws of our beloved shelter pets and spend 24 hours immersed in their world.

Violeta is a sweet and gentle girl with a lot of love to give!

Beyond the fun and games, the Shelter Slumber Pawty is an effort to shed light on a pressing issue – the ongoing crisis of overcrowding in shelters across the country. With each passing day, more animals find themselves in need, and we strive to provide them with the care and compassion they deserve. And let me tell you, the impact of this event goes far beyond just one night; we’re also spreading awareness about adoption and responsible pet ownership throughout our community.

Community involvement is at the heart of our organization, and events like the Shelter Slumber Pawty serve as a powerful reminder of the impact we can achieve when we come together. Whether you’re a shelter regular or a first-time volunteer, your support at the pawty is a show of your commitment to our shared cause – to create a world where every animal is cherished, every heart is full, and every paw finds its forever home.

Xan is the embodiment of peace and tranquility.

Here’s how you can get in on the fun:

Reach out to us at the SPCA Albrecht Center to sign up. You can email our Events & Fundraising Manager, Jade, at [email protected] for more information. If you can’t participate in the sleepover, consider becoming a sponsor or contributing a donation. Every dollar raised during this fundraiser goes toward providing food, toys, shelter, medical care, and much more for all our furry friends who come through the door.

The closer we get to the Shelter Slumber Pawty, the more excitement is building at the SPCA Albrecht Center. Every day, the number of homeless animals continues to grow, and events like the Shelter Slumber Pawty stand as a testament to the power of a community that comes together. Together, let’s make a difference, one snuggle at a time.

Jade Garrett is the Events & Fundraising Manager for the SPCA Albrecht Center in Aiken, SC. She is a seasoned marketing professional who found her way to the shelter in the fall of 2023. With a lifelong passion for animal welfare, she is excited to continue making a difference in the lives of homeless animals in our community for many years to come.