Shelter Slumber Pawty is activated in the Eastern Metropolitan Area

Metro East Humane Society (MEHS) is partnering with many local animal shelters and rescues to host the St. Louis Area Shelter Slumber Pawty, a live-streamed event that takes place at 18 pet welfare organizations to collect fund and raise awareness for the adoption of pets in shelters in the Saint-Louis region.

This collaborative event is championed by Purina and will take place over a 24-hour period between Saturday March 5th and Sunday March 6th.

MEHS has recruited 10 Super Fans committed to raising $1,000 each for the shelter. These supporters will spend the night in their home with a shelter pet and share updates with followers on social media about MEHS’s mission, designated sleep companion and progress towards their fundraising goal of 15 $000. The 24-hour event will be featured on multiple social media platforms and will reach nearly half a million followers through the organizations’ combined networks, in addition to participants’ personal social networks.

“MEHS is thrilled to be participating in Slumber Pawty again this year,” said Amanda Kernan, MEHS Development Manager. “This is an incredible opportunity to partner with animal welfare organizations in our area and raise vital funds to help more animals in the St. Louis area.”

Slumber Pawty started Gateway Pet Guardians in 2017 with the goal of helping longtime resident pets at the shelter find homes, and it ended up raising money and awareness for the global cause of pet welfare. pets. MEHS began participating with supporters in the shelter in 2019 and has since moved to a virtual event due to COVID-19.

The following organizations will be participating in Slumber Pawty 2022:

• Animal House Cat Rescue and Adoption Center

• APA Adoption Center

• Belleville Area Humane Society


• The Wild Companion

• Five-acre animal shelter

• Friends of St. Charles County Adoption Center

• Gateway Pet Guardians

• Helping strays in Monroe County

• Madison County Animal Control

• Eastern Metropolitan Region Humanitarian Society

• Open door animal sanctuary

• Pet Partners

• St. Louis County

• St. Louis Lost Rescue

• Tenth Life

• Yuppy puppies forever

MEHS kicked off its fundraising efforts on Friday, February 18 at a happy hour hosted by event sponsor Tito’s Handmade Vodka at Bar K, the new dog-friendly bar and restaurant in the city of St. Louis.

Since its creation in 2017, this event has raised more than $370,000 for participating organizations.

“The bi-state area is full of amazing pet welfare organizations and volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure pets in local shelters are well cared for and ultimately find their forever homes,” said Alisha Vianello, executive director of Gateway Pet Guardians. “We love joining forces with our other shelters and rescues to help raise awareness and funds for the pets in our care.”

St. Louis-based Purina will continue its role as title sponsor of the Slumber Pawty.

“Nearly 1,000 Purina associates and our pets live in the St. Louis area,” said Kim Beardslee, director of community affairs for Purina. “We see firsthand the important role these organizations play in our hometown, and we are proud to support the work they do to promote a healthy pet population while helping animals find their homes. home forever.”

To support MEHS’ Slumber Pawty fundraising efforts and help them reach their $15,000 goal, visit: To follow the Slumber Pawty fun on social media on Saturday March 5 and Sunday March 6, 2022, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.

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