‘Pints, Pups, Sips & Snips’ Adoption Fest at O’Connor Brewing Co.

Multi-Shelter Event Will Feature Live Music, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Surgeries, and Dogs Who Want You to Take Them Home

For Immediate Release:
August 5, 2019

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – On Saturday, PETA and four other Hampton Roads–area animal shelters will team up for the Pints, Pups, Sips & Snips event at O’Connor Brewing Co. Prospective adopters and well-wishers can raise a glass to helping animals while meeting some of the lovable dogs hoping to find families. Two mobile spay/neuter clinics will also offer $25 spay/neuter services for dogs—and free spay/neuter services for companion cats.

There will be delicious vegan food from Bumbling Bee by Cast Iron Catering Co. and Sofrito, local craft vendors, and live music from ila and Raise Hell Over The Summer—and of course, refreshing craft beer will be flowing all afternoon.

When:    Saturday, August 10, 12 noon–3 p.m. (adoption); 3–6 p.m. (live music)

Where:    O’Connor Brewing Co., 211 W. 24th St., Norfolk

“This special charity fun day will be a blast for beer lovers—and for nondrinkers, including the dogs looking for a place to call home,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “PETA hopes to kick off a fabulous party as well as the rest of these dogs’ lives at the Pints, Pups, Sips, & Snips event.”

Every year, animal shelters across the U.S. are forced to euthanize millions of cats and dogs for lack of suitable homes. Countless other animals are abandoned to fend for themselves outdoors. PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way, and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—encourages all guardians to have their animal companions spayed or neutered and never to buy animals from breeders or pet stores, which only exacerbate the homeless-animal overpopulation crisis.

Advance spay/neuter appointments are required and can be made online at PETA.org/SpayNeuterAppt or by calling 757-622-7382 and selecting option 3.

The other shelters participating in the event are the Norfolk Animal Care Center, Norfolk SPCA, Virginia Beach SPCA, and Chesapeake Humane Society.

Photos from May’s Poochella adoption event at the Bea Arthur Dog Park are available here. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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