Placer SPCA holds annual Barktoberfest in RosevilleBy: Anne Stokes, special to the Press Tribune
The Placer SPCA held it's third annual Barktoberfest family festival at the Telefunken facility in Roseville. Over seventy vendors and rescue organizations were on hand to cater to pet-lovers and their four-legged family members. Spectators also enjoyed pet and family-friendly activities including arts and crafts, face and paw painting, loudest bark, and best dog trick contests, and demonstrations put on by the Roseville PD K-9 units and the agility group Performance Dogs in Action.
"At the Placer SPCA we take in over 4,000 homeless animals every year," said Placer SPCA CEO Leilani Fratis. "All of these activates are to benefit the Placer SPCA and the programs and services that we provide. People are out here having fun with their own pets here today, but it's for a cause- the cause of helping homeless animals, pets that don't have homes. And that's not just our dogs, but our cats and other animals too, we can't forget about them."
Jennifer Carver of Roseville, came out to support the SPCA, from where she adopted her dog Rocha.
"I just love the fact that so many people came out today and are supporting the SPCA because that's very important."