Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Is your best friend fluffy, furry, feathered or scaly? Are you in the market for a new best friend? All things pet can be found on the Oakland waterfront this Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 10 am to 3 pm when the East Bay SPCA hosts the sixth annual Adopt-a-Thon at Jack London Square. Presented by sponsors Pet Food Express and Rug Doctor, the Adopt-a-Thon features more than 300 adoptable animals from 35 Bay Area rescue groups and shelters, plus a dozen pet supply vendors. From pigeons to Pomeranians, 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. At the Adopt-a-Thon, dog trainers will be on hand to answer questions and give demonstrations. HomeAgain will sponsor $10 microchips to help owners track their dogs if they go missing.
“The East Bay SPCA is proud to host the Adopt-a-Thon at Jack London Square, which is the largest event of its kind in the East Bay,” says Allison Lindquist, East Bay SPCA president and CEO. “When you adopt a pet from any animal shelter or rescue group, you help with pet overpopulation. Not only do you save the life of the pet you adopt, but you create space for another animal to be adopted by a loving family.”
Now in its sixth year at Jack London Square, the East Bay SPCA Adopt-a-Thon is widely anticipated, bringing together 35 amazing rescue groups and shelters across the Bay Area who work tirelessly to find wonderful companion animals a forever home. The East Bay SPCA first established its Adopt-a-Thon more than ten years ago as a 24-hour event held at the shelter.
2014 Participating rescue groups and shelters: Animal Care & Adoption Network Antioch Animal Services Bay Area Poodle Rescue California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa Humane Society Contra Costa Rabbit Rescue Dusty Paws Rescue, Inc. 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 Internet Miniature Pinscher Society (IMPS) Lake County Animal Services Los Banos Volunteers for Animals Marin Humane Society Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue The Milo Foundation NorCal Boxer Rescue Nor Cal German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue Northern California Sled Dog Rescue (NorSled) Northern California Weimaraner Rescue Oakland Animal Services Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA Pomeranian Rescue Group 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)
Participating vendors: Dogney Dangerfield Downtown Subaru of Oakland Downtown Toyota of Oakland East Bay Pet Sitters Association Grandma Lucy’s Holly McClain Designs HomeAgain Microchip Booth Pet Food Express Pup Town Rug Doctor Tonya Perme Photography
Presenting Sponsors: Pet Food Express Rug Doctor
Sponsors: Bay Woof Dogtrekker.com Downtown Subaru of Oakland Downtown Toyota of Oakland HomeAgain Jack London Square Lungomare
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. One of the nation’s oldest humane organizations, the East Bay SPCA celebrates its 140th birthday this year. The East Bay SPCA is not affiliated with any other SPCA or Humane Society and receives no funding from the 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.