Featured image credit: Animal Aid
Feed your hunger while supporting shelter animals at the same time on Saturday, April 6, when Animal Aid’s Pop-Up Pub returns to the Lagunitas Community Room in Portland, Oregon. It’s among Portland’s most exciting parties of the year.
Munch out on delicious pizza, garlic knots, and salad—all vegetarian and vegan, of course, along with gluten-free options. Sip amazing local brews and wine. Play trivia and board games. Place bids on some fantastic items you’ll want to take home. (Animal Aid’s furry friends say the auction items are “pawsome”.)
This 21-and-older event starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $30 per person online and $40 at the door. Your ticket includes the food, one drink token (additional drinks cost extra), and a limited-edition Animal Aid beer koozie.
The Lagunitas Community Room is located at 237 NE Broadway, Suite 300. It’s a one- to two-block walk from the Portland Streetcar, depending on which direction you’re going. Connect to the streetcar easily from the MAX.
Animal Aid is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Radio talk show host and animal activist Jack Hurd and his wife, Kathryn, founded the organization in 1969.
On his radio show, Jack often talked about the abandoned cats in their Laurelhurst neighborhood. He and Kathryn started their rescue efforts when they found “Chicken Charlie”, a half-dead cat they nursed back to health, followed by 12 other cats from their neighborhood.
As more callers to Jack’s radio show talked about their sick or injured pets and their struggles to afford proper veterinary care, Jack and Kathryn decided that something must be done, and Animal Aid was born. Animal Aid received nonprofit status in 1971.
Today, Animal Aid has a no-kill cat shelter, emergency kennels for dogs, and foster caregivers for dogs looking for permanent homes. For more information about the shelter and adopting a cat or dog, visit Animal Aid’s website.