Oct 02, 2016
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

It’s All About the Animals, a nonprofit animal shelter, is hosting an afternoon for pet lovers of all ages on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on its grounds at 103 Marion Road.

“Autumn is a beautiful time of year on the South Coast and offers the purrfect opportunity for shelter friends both old and new to visit the facility and meet our feline residents,” said founder Pam Robinson. “You just might leave with four paws wrapped around your heart.”

Octopurrfest is a free, family event will feature a large array of gift baskets and raffle items to win, and nearly 20 local vendors with crafts, gourmet pet treats, gifts and services for pets, humans and their homes.

Dozens of adoptable cats will be on hand...er paw.

Animal control officers and representatives of local shelters will be available to share information about adoptions and answer questions.

Robinson said guests can come dressed as their favorite characters. There will be a children’s costume contest and a pumpkin decorating competition. Guests can bring their own pumpkin or purchase one at the event.

Only friendly, leashed pets are allowed at this event.

For more information, email ohnokitty1@gmail.com or call 508-763-2035.