Celebrate 145 Years of Lifesaving Work at the San Francisco SPCA

Join for a cocktail party, street carnival, and free adoptions.

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We're proud to have been helping animals and serving San Francisco for 145 years, and we hope the community will join us for a weekend of celebrations!

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2013

In celebration of its 145th anniversary, the San Francisco SPCA is hosting a weekend of celebrations, October 4th - 6th. Adoption fees will be waived all weekend for all animals.

“The SF SPCA was one of the first animal welfare organizations to be founded in America," said Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, co-president of the SF SPCA. “We're proud to have been helping animals and serving San Francisco for 145 years, and we hope the community will join us for a weekend of celebrations!"

The events kickoff Friday with a cocktail party at the SF SPCA's Adoption Center (250 Florida Street), 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., hosted by the SF SPCA and 7x7 Magazine. The party will feature an open bar, food trucks, bespoke t-shirt station, prizewheel, historical exhibit, Old West Flipbook photo booth, smooch the pooch booth, sponsor gifts and more.

Then come back on Saturday, October 5th, for a carnival-themed street fair on Alabama Street between 16th and Treat Streets from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The street fair will feature carnival games, food trucks, a beer garden, dunk tank with silent "bid to dunk" auction, face painting and balloon animals, free dental checks for dogs, freestyle tricks class for dogs, bike valet, and live entertainment including a performance by cast members from Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon. Dress up your pooch and enter the notoriously creative costume contest for a chance to win amazing prizes! Registration opens at 11am and the contest beings at 1:15pm. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet San Francisco's police horses.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate San Francisco's animals while having a great time with friends and family," said Jason Walthall, SF SPCA co-president. "Come enjoy the festivities and visit with our shelter animals - you might just meet your new best friend!"

The event is sponsored by Rover.com who will be offering dog sitting on-site, Zipcar, Brunswick, Campari America, Pet Camp, Wag Hotels, K9 Scrub Club and Bayer Animal Health.

For more information visit sfspca.org/1868

About The San Francisco SPCA

The San Francisco SPCA is a community-supported, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving, protecting and providing immediate care for cats and dogs who are homeless, ill or in need of an advocate. The SF SPCA also works long-term to educate the community, reduce the number of unwanted kittens and puppies through spaying and neutering, and improve the quality of life for animals and their human companions.

Support the San Francisco SPCA by adopting, donating, volunteering and becoming a client of the state-of-the-art SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center. SF SPCA has San Francisco volunteer opportunities to care for shelter dogs and cats, conduct adoption counseling, assist clients and veterinary staff at the Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center, provide foster care, help with the Community Cats Program, and enrich the lives of people in the community through animal-assisted therapy.

For more information about San Francisco pet adoption, call the San Francisco SPCA at (415) 522-3500 or visit sfspca.org.


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