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Our Events

Annually, we host four major events and several smaller fundraisers, along with participation in local community activities to generate awareness. With each, our goal is simple: to bring quality events to the community, offering vendors exposure opportunities for their businesses while ensuring attendees have a positive experience. As a result, our vendors typically return year after year!

 

Our Major Annual Events

Smooches for Pooches - This event is held in February, in conjunction with SEWE each year. A retail space supporter of ours in downtown CHS offers us the opportunity to bring puppies on-site for smooches and snuggles - and hopefully even some adoptions! It's a great way for us to help the shelter to showcase adoptable animals while making new friends in the comunity!

Food Truck Rodeo

Rescue Me (early Fall) - Four years strong now, Rescue Me brings together community members, vendors, food trucks, volunteers and representatives from several different local shelters and rescue groups to promote the critical message we all share: Adopt. Foster. Donate. Volunteer! Always held at Cypress Gardens, this event typically sees thousands of visitors, with attendance growing annually!

Poker Run - This event offers motorcycle (and now car!) enthusiasts a fun way to support our charity while they ride. There are multiple stops at area F&B locations and three prizes for the winning poker hands.

 

Other Events and Fundraisers

In addition to our major events, we regularly host yard sales throughout the year, offering our shoppers an ecclectic mix of donated wares and antiques, while raising money to support the shelter. It's truly a win-win as shoppers leave with great finds and we are able to save the lives of at-risk shelter animals and support other shelter needs as well. We also have our online store that is open 24/7/365!

Our companion group, Heroes 4 Hearts, supports fundraising specifically for at-risk, heartworm positive dogs at the shelter, holding regular bake sales and other FUNdraisers including a Bonfire store, creating paintings with the shelter dogs, and more!

We also participate in other local community events such as National Night Out, Trunk or Treat and local holiday parades. We want the community to see us and become a part of our important mission!

National Night Out volunteers enjoying a great evening engaging with the community!

If you'd like to learn more about our events, how to become a sponsor or vendor, please contact Events@friendsofberkeleyanimalcenter.com.

Interested in volunteering? Please contact President@friendsofberkeleyanimalcenter.com or join our Volunteer Group on Facebook.

 

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