A hedgehog named Pete Frampton has raised more than $20 million from more than 60,000 people in a new fundraising drive that has raised $20.1 million.
Mr Frampton, who lives in Tasmania, had previously raised more then $30,000 in a crowdfunding campaign, and his goal is to raise $80 million.
The Hedgehog Pet Foundation is a charity that aims to help animal charities around the world.
“We’re trying to give back to the people who have helped us raise the money, and Pete has done a really good job, he’s a really well-known person in Australia and internationally,” Hedgehog’s owner, Peter Frampton said.
“He’s a bit of a joke, but I think people will like him anyway, it’s funny and quirky and he’s also very popular.”
People really liked him, they really liked his name and his appearance.
“I think the people that have come to see him and see the way he treats animals and his compassion are just amazing people.”‘
It’s the perfect way to celebrate a Christmas holiday’Mr Framptons son Peter Frampton said his family had always enjoyed Christmas and that his pet had always been a part of Christmas.
“Pete is one of the best Christmas characters I’ve ever had and I love him very much,” he said.
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