March for the Animals: 10.1.2017

Celebrating 115 years as Tompkins County's SPCA in 2017

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A fundraising event for SPCA of Tompkins County

Event Information

Sunday, October 01, 2017 from 10:30am - 2:00pm

Join us for the March for the Animals!

Keep the gifts coming!!! Our campaign runs through October 31! All gifts after the March contribute to the total! THANK YOU!

The March for the Animals is a relaxing walk along a paved pathwith your pet through the F. R. Newman Arboretum located in Cornell Botanic Gardens.  Our overarching goal is  to raise awareness and support for our furry friends at the SPCA.

The event brings together animal lovers and SPCA supporters and friends for a jolly good time! We hope to have you, your pet, and your family and friends join us - just check out these photos from previous years!

The March is also a "friend-raiser," and very much like a Relay for Life, an AIDS Ride, or the locally popular Women Swimmin,' it relies on the exponential power of participation.

15 people asking 15 friends for $15 (in honor of our 115th anniversary celebrated in March 2017 ) adds up very quickly. (We think it totals $3,375 but we're no math whizzes). Funds raised help with medical costs and complete care for our animals!

Individual participants or all members of a team should try to raise the individual minimum of $115.00.

This year, of all years, we want to exceed our $115,000 goal as we celebrate not only our 115th anniversary, but also 16 years of achieving No-Kill status.  The 2,000+ animals that come in to our care each year will thank you, as we do.

Event Details

When: Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: F.R. Newman Arboretum at the Cornell Botanic Gardens
10:30 a.m.: Registration opens
11:15 a.m.: Opening remarks
11:30 a.m.: March begins!
After the March: Picnic celebration and luncheon immediately follow the March for all participants and their pets!

Minimum Fundraising Amounts:

Adult Marcher (17 and older): $115        
Youth Marcher (16 and under): $65

If you are registering a child and they do not have an email address, please add a +1 or +2 to your email address for each additional registration. For example, billthedog@gmail.com for the first registrant, billthedog+1@gmail.com for the second registration, billthedog+2@gmail.com for the third registrant, and so on.

Are you not able to join us for the March but desire to help the shelter with this important fundraising event?

Then Virtual Marcher is for you!  You don't have to pay a registration fee but we do hope you can raise $115 this year in honor of our celebration of our achieving 115 years as the SPCA of Tompkins County.

We also want to thank our generous sponsors of the March for the Animals!

Presenting Sponsor

Lead Sponsor

Host Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Hospitality Sponsor

Technology Sponsor

Ready to adopt from us, or just want to learn more?

Visit the SPCA at spcaonline.com, our Pet Adoption Center on Hanshaw Road, or the SPCA Annex at The Shops at Ithaca Mall today!

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About the Organization

SPCA of Tompkins County

The mission of the SPCA of Tompkins County is to protect companion animals. We are the first open admission, no-kill shelter in the United States, and are dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and overpopulation. In 2016, we are celebrating 15 years as a no-kill shelter!

The SPCA of Tompkins County was incorporated in February 1902 in an effort to prosecute individual cases of cruelty.

In 1904, the organization acquired sheltering facilities and took over as ‘pound master’ for some of the municipalities within the county. For much of its history, the SPCA has employed humane officers to investigate individual cases of cruelty, as well as providing impound, sheltering and adoption of unwanted dogs, cats, and other animals.

In 1999, the SPCA Board of Directors resolved to become a "no-kill" shelter, a vision fully realized by the end of 2001. In the spring of 2004, the SPCA opened the Dorothy and Roy Park Pet Adoption Center, a sheltering facility that provides dogs, cats and other companion animals with comfortable, healthy, home-like settings. Registered as the...

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