The Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusetts in Brockton has planned a fall a calendar with events for every type of animal lover; and all benefit the shelter and it’s animals!
The season kicks off with a Paint Nite on August 28 at Barrett’s Ale House and will feature a cat-themed painting. Tickets are $45 plus whatever food or drinks you like and $15 of each ticket goes to the shelter.
Then, On September 8 & 9 visit our 2-Day Yard and Bake Sale. The parking lot and inside of the shelter will be full of everything you can imagine: books, holiday items, pet items, clothing, furniture, electronics, children’s and baby toys and gear. The bake sale will also be featuring it’s famous selection of breads, cookies, cakes, pies, and more. The event is completely volunteer organized and operated!
Paws In The Park will be on September 15, the Saturday following the Yard Sale. The day kicks off with a gentle 1 mile dog walk and then continues with vendors, activities like fall children’s crafts and face painting, demonstrations, and food! Dog Olympics are at noon and all pups are welcome to compete for a $20 Pet Smart gift card in categories like Best Trick, Best Kiss, and Best Costume! The celebration is free to attend but it’s $20 to walk with pre-registration ($25 at the door) with all profits again going to the shelter.
October continues the fun with the Second Annual Dogtoberfest on the 20th! Enjoy craft beers, live music, and vote in the contest to determine which of our available shelter dogs will be crowned King or Queen of Dogtoberfest! Tickets are available online!
On Sunday, November 18 the shelter is hosting a Pet Emergency First Aid And CPR Class from 1-4pm. Learn how to treat emergencies like a wild animal encounter, accidental poisoning, or seizure and to stabilize your pet until you can get to a vet. Canine and feline CPR will also be taught. You’ll leave the class with a certificate good for 2 years issued by PawsNClaws911.
Finally, on December 1 you can bring your pets (and the whole family) to the shelter to Meet Sandy Claws! Santa, er, Sandy, will be at the shelter taking photos with pets and people alike all day with the help of professional photographer Melody Henkel.
You can see details and registration options for all of these events on the Animal Protection Center’s website at www.apcsm.org. In each case not only will people be having fun but they will be helping the shelter at the same time!
The APCSM is an open admission animal care and adoption facility, with focus on prevention of cruelty to animals, education and outreach, low-cost spay/neuter programs and helping animals and people in the community. With the help of volunteers, community members, and sponsors the shelter has helped thousands of animals find their forever homes.