Long Beach
Animal Care Services

P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village
7700 East Spring Street
Long Beach, CA 90815

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 101922
Long Beach Animal Care Services to Host First Annual Howl-o-ween Event
Megan Ignacio
Community Outreach Coordinator
Long Beach Animal Care Services Bureau, Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine

Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Animal Care Services (LBACS) is excited to announce the First Annual Howl-o-ween Event on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the LBACS shelter (7700 E. Spring St.) The public is encouraged to attend in family-friendly Halloween costumes and bring unopened store-bought pet treats to share with furry friends while participating in various festive activities. This free, family-friendly event is intended to connect residents with shelter pets. Therefore, community members are asked to not bring their pets to the event. 

“Howl-o-ween will be a great evening with friends, family and plenty of adoptable pets,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. 

The First Annual Howl-o-ween Event will include the following highlights:

  • Adoption Specials. To encourage the responsible, mindful adoption of animals in need of a home, LBACS will waive the adoption fees during the event for all pets. ­­
  • Bark-o-Treat. Bring two bags of unopened dog treats. Donate one at the check in table and use the other to drop one treat in the dog kennel candy buckets!
  • Best Cat Room Contest. Visit the cat cottage and vote for your favorite decorated room.
  • Costume Contest. Eventgoers are encouraged to wear their best family-friendly costume and sign up to participate in the costume contest. Categories include best animal-themed, best solo costume, best group costume, funniest costume, and people’s choice.
  • Day of the Dead Pet Memorial. Bring a printed photo of your fur angelto hang on the memorial wall and share a written memory on the pet ofrenda.

“I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at our first annual Howl-o-ween event,” said Fourth District Councilman Daryl Supernaw. “This is a fun, family-friendly way for residents to enjoy the Halloween season and connect with neighbors and adoptable fury friends.”

“This event is a fun way for our Animal Care Services Bureau to connect with the public and raise awareness of adoption programs and other important services that support the health and welfare of animals,” said Brent Dennis, Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine.

“We are excited to open our adoption service at this fun and festive time of year. We hope our community will have a chance to see the people and pets at our shelter having a pawsitively splendid time,” said Staycee Dains, LBACS Bureau Manager.

More information about Howl-o-ween is available at longbeach.gov/acs.

About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and the 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 and Human Services; Parks, Recreation and Marine; Development Services; Public Works and more. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, 12 libraries, five golf courses, 169 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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About Long Beach Animal Care Services
Long Beach Animal Care Services ensures "Compassion Saves" by supporting the people and animals of our community through outreach, education, guidance, and support services. They protect shelter animals by creating an environment of care through enrichment and innovative programs.

Residents can get involved with LBACS by making a monetary donationfosteringadoptingvolunteeringdonating supplies, spreading the word about adoptable animals on social media, and following @lbanimalcare on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter