PETA and Five Other Animal Shelters Invite Locals to ‘Fall’ in Love at Adopt-a-Thon

Mega Dog-Adoption Extravaganza Will Feature Adoptable Shelter Pups and Delicious Food for Humans and Dogs

For Immediate Release:
October 20, 2015

David Perle 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – Families ready and willing to ring in the fall season with a new best friend will have the chance to do so at PETA’s Sam Simon Center this Saturday. PETA—along with five other Virginia and North Carolina animal shelters (a full list is available here)—is hosting the Fall in Love adopt-a-thon at its Bea Arthur Dog Park, where attendees can mingle with adorable dogs on the lookout for the perfect forever home. Food trucks and local venders—including Poor Boys Burgers, Seoul 757, and more—will serve up tasty vegan food on site, while kids and their families enjoy face-painting.

Where:           The Bea Arthur Dog Park at PETA’s Sam Simon Center, 501 Front St., Norfolk

When:             Saturday, October 24, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

“A wonderful afternoon of adoptable dogs, vegan treats, and fun activities on the Elizabeth River just may provide visitors with a lovable new friend for life,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “PETA’s event will help Hampton Roads families meet and greet some of the many friendly local dogs in the area who are in desperate need of loving homes.”

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