Australian strippers are coming to MN – to save homeless animals

You can hang out with this popular Vegas act soon.

Cavorting with strippers – or exotic dancers, if you prefer – is typically frowned upon in polite society.

But hanging with the beefcakes from Australia's Thunder from Down Under will be A-OK when they're in town on Nov. 4, because you'll be doing it for a good cause.

That Saturday, the studs will be at the Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. as part of a benefit for Ruff Start Rescue, a no-kill dog and cat shelter based in Princeton, Minnesota. 

The nonprofit promises the event, which they're calling "A Thunderous Affair," will be an afternoon of "sultry fun" with "sweets, wine, pups and six-packs." 

Specifically, that means three gourmet desserts, a glass of wine, and even a professional photo with the Down Under dancers, according to a news release.

But probably even better than that is the puppies. Yes, the group says there'll be "plenty of pups at the event, many of whom are available for adoption and come from difficult circumstances, including the recent hurricanes in Houston." 

All proceeds from A Thunderous Affair will go toward the thousands of animals helped by Ruff Start's rescues, according to the release.

Tickets are $40 per person, but Ruff Start says they're going fast, so click here if you want to buy passes. 

More about 'The Thunder'

Describing themselves as "Australia's HOTTEST Export," the performers have a long-running residency at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and also tour around the world.

And yes, they do seem to actually be from Australia, judging by this behind-the-scenes piece from People magazine.

Their Minnesota engagement won't be their first time helping out animals. Last month, they did a benefit for the Humane Society in Houston, Texas, KTNV says.

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