Pantry, dogs’ best friend

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The Pantry chairwoman Janette Malcolm feeds her dog Chia a dog-friendly pupcake made by volunteers for the SPCA Cupcake day 2019 fundraiser. Photo: Abbey Palmer

RESPONDING to a call for more sweet treats, The Pantry are whipping up cupcakes and pupcakes to support the SPCA’s Cupcake Day.

The multi-faceted community hub has agreed to extend a helping hand, or paw, to raise money for the Invercargill SPCA.

The Pantry chairwoman Janette Malcolm said the initiative came to mind when she saw a Facebook post stating the organisation was in desperate need.

“The welfare of animals in general is important to the community so I thought perhaps The Pantry could do something to help.”

Ms Malcolm got creative when she googled pupcake recipes and decided to make batches for dogs, as well as humans.

“We have about three or four volunteers including myself who are going to be making the pupcakes out of banana, peanut butter, carrot, and beef stock.

“We were going to use honey but then the humans might want to eat them too,” she joked.

Packs of six cupcakes could be preordered from a sign-up sheet in-store at The Pantry, and collected on Monday, August 5 or Monday, August 12, for $12 a pack.

Vegan options for the “human cupcakes” would also be for sale.

Pupcakes would be available for purchase in-store only, from August 3-5 for $2 each, with all proceeds going to the SPCA.

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