The public is invited to attend the first annual Long Beach Home for the Pawlidays Pet Adoption Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Long Beach Civic Center Plaza (411-415 W. Ocean Blvd.).
“At Home for the Pawlidays, residents can help to make the season bright by giving a cat or dog their forever home,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
Attendees will be able to meet more than 100 animals that are available for adoption, take advantage of free microchipping services, buy pet products, and see demonstrations on bottle-feeding kittens, cat trapping and other animal care procedures.
The public also can participate in opportunity drawings with the proceeds benefitting Long Beach Animal Care Services and enjoy entertainment such as face-painting.
The event is sponsored by Mayor Robert Garcia with support from Second District Councilmember Jeannine Pearce and is held in collaboration with the Little Lion Foundation, Helen Sanders CatPAWS, and Long Beach Animal Care Services, with support from Stray Cat Alliance, The Cat Cove, Live Love Animal Rescue and others.
“This holiday season, we invite you to open your home to a new furry companion at the Home for the Pawlidays Pet Adoption fair,” said Second District Councilmember Jeannine Pearce.
“I am excited to have the support of our community partners to hold this event,” said Staycee Dains, ACS Bureau Manager. “And we are committed to placing animals into humane environments and celebrating the human/animal bond.”
About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.
About Long Beach Animal Care Services
The goal of Long Beach Animal Care Services (ACS) is to make Long Beach the safest large city in California for people and animals through the promotion of responsible pet ownership and recreation. ACS serves 600,000 residents and pets in the Cities of Long Beach, Cerritos, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, and Signal Hill.
Visit Animal Care Services at the P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village (Village) to adopt, volunteer, donate, license your pet or obtain resources regarding low-cost vaccination and spay/neuter clinics throughout the City. ACS is located at 7700 East Spring Street in Long Beach. The Village is open Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays. For more information, please visit www.LongBeachAnimalCare.com.