March for the Animals: October 2

Celebrating 115 years as Tompkins County's animal shelter.

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A fundraising event for SPCA of Tompkins County

Event Information

10:00am Sunday, October 02, 2016

Join us for the March for the Animals!

The March for the Animals is a march through the F. R. Newman Arboretum at the Cornell Plantations to help raise awareness and money for our furry friends at the SPCA.

The event is a lot of fun and we hope to see you there - 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 15 years of No-Kill) adds up very quickly. (We think it totals $3,375 but we're no math whizzes). Funds raised help with medical costs and care for our animals!

Individual participants or all members of a team should try to raise the individual minimum of $115.00 which includes your registration fee (or even $150 in honor of our achieving 15 years of No-Kill).

This year, of all years, we want to exceed our $100,000 goal as we celebrate 115 years of No-Kill for shelter pets in Tompkins County and beyond.

Event Details

When: Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 10:30AM
Where: F.R. Newman Arboretum at the Cornell Plantations
10:30 AM: Registration opens
11:15 AM: Opening remarks
11:30 AM: March begins!
After the March: Picnic celebration and luncheon immediately follow the March for all participants and their pets!

Minimum Fundraising Amounts (these include your $15 registration fees):
Adult Marcher (17 and older): $115 (or $150 in honor of our 15 years of achieving No-Kill status)
Youth Marcher (16 and under): $65

Virtual Marcher: $100 (no registration fee necessary or included in fundraising goal).  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 (or even $150 this year in honor of our celebration of our achieving 15 years of No-Kill.

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

Presenting Sponsor

Lead Sponsor

Host Sponsor

Media 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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