The money from a second-hand book sale fundraiser will go to the development of a new animal hospital at the Big Ears Sanctuary.
The sanctuary takes in animals who have been mistreated, abused, or abandoned. The animals are provided with medical care and a forever home - unless they are suitable to be rehomed.
Manager Brett Steele said the organisation had outgrown the current small animal hospital on site and desperately needed a new one that would provide better facilities and care.
"At the moment it's a general sort of a hospital, this will be more specialised and we will be able to have vets working from that hospital," he said.
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"We will be able to treat animals that are coming in with almost up to acute medical issues."
The building will be started later this year, with the organisation hoping it would be finished early next year. It will be situated on the same site as the sanctuary.
"It's gone through council and the building has been ordered. It's just a matter of getting it erected and fitting it out," Mr Steele said.
The idea of a second-hand book sale was born to help raise funds for the hospital development and animal care.
"This is the first time we have tried a book sale, though we do have fundraisers throughout the year," Mr Steele said.
The book sale idea came from fundraising committee member Miriam Pulbrook.
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"I think I just saw the Friends of the Library run a book sale every year and I thought it would be a fun fundraiser. Everybody has books lying around that they want to donate," she said.
The sanctuary has already received hundreds of books from donations and there will be something for everyone in the collection.
"We have a huge array of crime fiction and thrillers, fiction, non-fiction, children's books, and cookbooks," Ms Pulbrook said.
"There is even a small royal family section."
For those wanting to donate books, there is still time as the Vegan Garage - located at Prospect - is collecting books for the sanctuary's sale.
However, only good-quality books will be accepted.
The book sale will be held from 10am-3pm on October 9 at the Pilgrim Hall located at 34 Paterson Street, Launceston.
Ms Pulbrook said if attendees were planning on stocking up, they should bring their own bags as bags would not be provided.
"We would just love to see people come out and shop for their spring and summer reading, and raise lots of money for the animals of the sanctuary," she said.
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