APA Event Updates

Dear friends,

After a lot of thoughtful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 APA Canine Carnival event as a result of the pandemic and rising COVID-19 numbers. While this event is among our favorites, our top priority is protecting the health and safety of the staff, volunteers, community and you, our amazing supporters.

We are deeply disappointed to cancel this year’s event but look forward to an even bigger celebration next year. In fact, we are so excited to host this event that we have already confirmed a date! Please mark your calendars for the 2021 Canine Carnival on Sunday, October 3, 2021.

While the world looks a bit different right now, we still have much to celebrate, even if we can’t do it in person. Did you know the APA turned 98 this year? It’s true! We wear our longevity as a badge of honor (and we have to say, for surviving and thriving through nearly ten decades and the current pandemic, we look pretty darn good). Because everyone could use a little reason to celebrate, we have decided to commemorate this birthday with a whole season of fun, including online and digital engagement and remote fundraising events. For 98 years we have been bringing people and pets together, and we have no intention of stopping. We invite you to join us in this critical effort to raise funds for the APA by participating in the exciting things we have planned – the APA’s 98th Birthday Season of Celebration!

In September, take part in the APA Birthday Cake Challenge. A local bakery will be creating an elaborate APA birthday cake and we will challenge our supporters to replicate the masterpiece. Individuals will submit photos of their re-creations and everyone will have a chance to vote and donate. The top replica cake/baker will win a prize!

In October we invite you to show us your pet’s birthday best by dressing up your cat, dog, guinea pig (or other adorable pet) to compete for a prize.

Also in October we will host a virtual birthday cocktail party. By purchasing your Birthday Party ticket, you’ll receive a paw-some swag bag, tasty treats, and experience some of the successes and behind-the-scenes footage at the APA through a variety of virtual content.

In November, we are celebrating 98 years by asking our closest friends to raise $98 in honor of our birthday. Funds raised through this effort will go directly to care for pets who need us the very most.

We will be sharing more details about our exciting birthday celebration events very soon, so stay tuned!

Thank you for your continued support of the APA and our work. Pets bring so much joy and comfort to our lives, especially right now, and we are so grateful you are part of our mission.

With gratitude,

Sarah Javier

President/Executive Director

PS: If you are looking for other ways to help us at the APA Adoption Center during this uncertain time, please click here.