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OAKLAND, Calif. (July 2, 2013) – The East Bay SPCA will host its annual Adopt-a-thon at Jack London Square on Saturday, July 13 from 10 am to 3 pm. The event, presented by Pet Food Express and Fresh Step Litter, features more than 350 animals from 40 Bay Area rescue groups and shelters plus a dozen pet supply vendors.

The public is encouraged to come to meet cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, rats and reptiles, all available for adoption. If attendees already have pets, they can talk with dog behavior experts, watch dog training demonstrations, bring their dog to get a low-cost microchip at the HomeAgain microchip booth, and browse a dozen local animal supply vendors selling everything from organic food to specialty pet accessories. This free and fun adoption event even features awesome activities for kids including a Scavenger Search.

“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 not only save the life of the pet you are adopting, but you are creating space for another animal to be brought in and adopted by another loving family.”

Adopting a pet is also a cost saver. When you adopt an animal from the East Bay SPCA, that animal has been medically and behaviorally evaluated, spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and receives a new pet health exam on us.

The Adopt-a-thon is a fun event that brings together all of the amazing rescue groups and shelters across the Bay Area who are working to help wonderful animals find new homes.

Participating local rescue groups and shelters include:

Animal Protection League
Antioch Animal Services
Bay Area Poodle Rescue
Berkeley Animal Services
Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society
California Pit Bull Rescue
Cavy House Guinea Pig Rescue
Contra Costa Animal Services
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)
Golden Gate Springer Rescue
Golden State Greyhound Adoption
Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary
Hayward Animal Shelter
Hopalong Animal Rescue
House Rabbit Society
Island Cat Resources and Adoption (ICRA)
Lake County Animal Services
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue
MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue
Milo Foundation
Nor Cal German Shorthair Pointer Rescue
Nor Cal Pom Rescue, Inc.
Northern California Golden Retriever Rescue
Northern California Sled Dog Rescue
Northern California Weimaraner Rescue
Oakland Animal Services
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA
Pomeranian Rescue Group
Pug Pros – (Pug Rescue of Sacramento)
Rattie Ratz Rescue
San Francisco SPCA
Solano County Friends of Animals
Special Pets Rescue
Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)

Participating vendors include:

City Dog Share
Dog Bone Alley
East Bay Pet Sitters Association
Fido’s Fondue Gourmet Dog Biscuits
Holly McClain Designs
Oakland Dog Owners Group (ODOG)
Pet Food Express
Relaxing Rex Canine Massage
Right Brain for Hire
Ruffles & Wags
Tonya Perme Photography
Wags ‘n Wellness

Additional event sponsors are Bay Woof, HomeAgain microchips, Bay Area News Group – Oakland Tribune, Jack London Square, Star 101.3, and PS Communications.

About the East Bay SPCA
The East Bay SPCA is a nonprofit organization committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. We strive to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. More information about EBSPCA can be found at or by calling 510.569.0702. The East Bay SPCA operates two adoption centers (Oakland and Dublin, Calif.), two Spay/Neuter Surgery Centers (Oakland and Dublin, Calif.) and a full-service veterinary clinic in Oakland, Calif.

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