CHARTHOUSE primary teacher Gaye Path will spend a day behind bars next Saturday.
Ms Path is taking part in her fifth annual “In the Doghouse” charity event in Shenton park to raise much-needed funds for the charity.
She said the Dogs Refuge Home takes in more than 1300 dogs each year who have been lost, abandoned, surrendered or mistreated.
“The more people who know about Dogs Refuge Home WA, the more dogs we can save and the more people we can encourage to adopt, don’t shop,” she said.
Ms Path will be part of a team of volunteers who will be locked up in the refuge’s kennels for the day, along with dozens of rescued dogs.
President of the Home, Karen Rhodes, said the fundraising venture was crucial for the shelter, which relied heavily on community donations.
“We’re totally reliant on the support and generosity of dog lovers and donations made through fundraisers such as this enable us to rescue, care for and re-home hundreds of unwanted and abandoned dogs,” she said.
The Tate Family Foundation has offered to match up to $25,000 in a bid to boost donations to help Perth’s homeless hounds.
Anyone wishing to donate can call 9381 8166 or visit https://doghouse2016.everydayhero.com/au/gaye