SPCA March for the Animals October 8, 2023

Marching for the Animals at Stewart Park!

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A fundraising event for SPCA of Tompkins County

Event Information

11:00am Sunday, October 08, 2023

On Sunday, October 8, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., we celebrate our beloved pets by Marching for the Animals with family and friends to benefit the SPCA of Tompkins County.


On what is likely to be a beautiful fall day, we will be starting with a 20-minute walk at Stewart Park located on gorgeous Cayuga Lake. 

A luncheon following the walk takes place in the spacious and historic Large Pavilion, in existence for more than 100 years. Comfortable picnic tables inside the pavilion offer generous seating for family and friends. There are bathrooms with running water, free parking, and a paved walking path. 

The very talented Rachel Philipson will capture photos along the walk. (See Rachel's terrific 2022 images throughout our campaign). Our perennial favorite Ithaca Bakery will prepare and pack our lunches with delicious new sandwich selections this year!   

This year's March for the Animals t-shirt is a fantastic dusky lavender--oo la la! Longtime event participant Priscilla Hummel put the bug in our ear that purple is the way to go for 2023 and we listened! It's pure fabulosity!

All we need is YOU to register and join in on the fun!



Paws down, the March for the Animals is the most important fundraiser of the year.


We rely deeply on the funds raised to provide shelter, food and medical care for more than 1,600 animals a year.  That's 365 days a year, 52 weeks a year, all day, every day the SPCA of Tompkins County is helping animals survive and thrive.



YOU make this possible through your support and fundraising for this flagship event. Gifts of any amount help, and indeed, truly add up to support our goal. 


Ask your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to help homeless animals in Tompkins County. All participants should try your very best to raise $100 in addition to your registration fee to really help the SPCA of Tompkins County. Tell everyone why our shelter is important to you and to all those who live in Tompkins County.


Are you ready to register?


Just click on the REGISTER button at the top of the page!


Fill out some brief information, choose your lunch, your t-shirt size, pay your registration fee and you are ready to start your fundraising page and build a team (if you want to do that!)


Mark Sunday, October 8 on your calendar to support the SPCA of Tompkins County.  Come walk with us.


P.S. Look for regular emails over the coming weeks from our Executive Director, Jim Bouderau, for answer to any questions you may have. 



Looking goode!  Walking shoes ON and SPCA socks ready to roll!



Come on!  Let's get this walk started, ma!


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