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Animal Care Faire

Nov 02, 2023 11:42AM ● By Sacramento County News Release

A free-admission pet festival is open to the public and promises a day of fun for animal lovers of all ages. Photo courtesy of Fran/Pixabay


SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - The four-legged friends of Sacramento County have something to wag their tails about as the 2nd annual Roy C. Marcum Animal Care Faire returns to Bradshaw Animal Shelter on Saturday, November 4, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3839 Bradshaw Rd.

This free-admission pet festival is open to the public and promises a day of fun for animal lovers of all ages. More than 60 booths will be in attendance including food trucks, dozens of pet-related vendors, other municipal shelters and 501c3 animal rescues, and more. From pet accessories and raffles to face painters and handmade dog treats, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Dogs on leash are welcome at the event.

If attendees don't yet have a furry friend or have been thinking about 
adopting another one, the Animal Care Faire is the perfect opportunity to welcome home a new pet. The animal shelter will be open to the public from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and adoption fees for dogs and cats will be waived. Included in each pet's adoption is their spay/neuter surgery, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and monthly preventatives, and a 1-year license for Sacramento County residents.

The Roy C. Marcum Animal Care Faire was established in 2022 to honor the memory of fallen Sacramento County animal control officer Roy C. Marcum, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on November 28, 2012. In memory of Officer Marcum, the 
dog park in front of the animal shelter was renamed the β€œRoy C. Marcum Bark Park.” The event not only honors Officer Marcum's legacy, but also encourages responsible pet ownership and animal welfare in the community.