East Bay SPCA to Hold Annual Adopt-A-Thon

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More than 300 animals from Bay Area rescue groups and shelters at Jack London Square in Oakland on Saturday, July 18, 2014

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Puppies and kittens available at Jack London Square on Saturday

“The East Bay SPCA is proud to host local shelters and rescues with free booths at the Adopt-a-thon at Jack London Square--the largest event of its kind in the East Bay,” said Allison Lindquist, East Bay SPCA president and CEO.

Looking for a friend who will stay by your side through thick and thin? Someone to come home to? All things pet can be found on the Oakland waterfront on Saturday, July 18, from 10 am to 3 pm when the East Bay SPCA hosts its annual Adopt-a-Thon at Jack London Square. Presented by Pet Food Express, the Adopt-a-Thon features more than 300 adoptable animals from 30+ Bay Area rescue groups and shelters, plus a dozen pet supply vendors. From turtles to doves, there will be cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, rats and reptiles on site and available for adoption.

Whether you are looking for a new best friend or just wanting to take care of the pets you have, the event has something for everyone, even people who come with their own dogs. Dog trainers will be on hand to answer questions and give demonstrations. Kids will have fun animal-related activities and crafts and Merck will sponsor $10 microchips to help owners track their dogs if they go missing.

“The East Bay SPCA is proud to host local shelters and rescues with free booths at the Adopt-a-Thon at Jack London Square--the largest event of its kind in the East Bay,” said Allison Lindquist, East Bay SPCA president and CEO. “When you adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue group, not only do you save the life of the pet you adopt, but you create space for a new animal to be adopted out to a loving family.”

The East Bay SPCA established its Adopt-a-Thon more than 10 years ago as a 24-hour event at the shelter. Now in its seventh year at Jack London Square, the Adopt-a-Thon attracts new rescue groups and shelters every year. Our shared goal? Finding forever homes for companion animals.

We thank our generous sponsors and partners who make the event possible

Presenting Sponsor:
Pet Food Express

Media sponsors:
Dogtrekker.com
Bay Woof

Sponsors:
Downtown Subaru of Oakland
Jack London Square
Lungomare
Merck

Participating vendors:
Buddy Pocket
Canine Comforts
Critter Pet Care
Downtown Subaru of Oakland
East Bay Pet Sitters Association
Holly McClain Designs
Hooked on Pets Etsy
HomeAgain Microchips
Oakland Ink
Pet Food Express
Pup Town
Tonya Perme Photography

2015 Participating Shelters & Rescues:
Animal Care & Adoption Network
Antioch Animal Services
Berkeley Humane
California Pit Bull Rescue
Contra Costa Animal Services Department
Contra Costa Humane Society
Contra Costa Rabbit Rescue
Critter Pet Care
East Bay Animal Rescue & Refuge (EBARR)
Feral Cat Foundation
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS)
Greyhound Friends for Life
Hayward Animal Services Bureau
Hopalong Animal Rescue
House Rabbit Society
Marin Humane Society
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue
The Milo Foundation
Nor Cal German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue
Northern California Weimaraner Rescue
Oakland Animal Services
Orphan Dog/Lake County Animal Services
Palomacy Pigeon and Dove Adoptions
Pets and Pals Rescue
Pets in Need
Pug Pros - (Pug Rescue of Sacramento)
Rattie Ratz Rescue
Rocket Dog Rescue
Rohnert Park Animal Shelter
SaveABunny
Special Pets Rescue
Sunshine Rescue Group
Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)

About East Bay SPCA
The East Bay SPCA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties that strives to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. Founded in 1874, it is one of the nation’s oldest humane organizations and not affiliated with any other SPCA or Humane Society. It receives no funding from government, national or statewide organizations. We operate two adoption centers and two spay/neuter centers, offer dog training classes and humane education programs in both Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, and a full-service veterinary clinic in Oakland. Information about the East Bay SPCA can be found at http://www.eastbayspca.org or by calling 510.569.0702.

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