2023 Events

run_1-300x249To ensure fun and safety for our sanctuary residents, no dogs are allowed at events on the sanctuary grounds, please! Events will be held rain or shine, and all proceeds benefit the rescued animals.

Poplar Spring Run for the Animals – Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary’s 20th annual “Run for the Animals!” was held on Sunday, May 21, 2023. The 5K run and 1 or 1.7 mile fun walk was a fundraiser dedicated to supporting the life-saving work Poplar Spring does everyday. This years race was be held in-person with a virtual option. Learn more here.

Annual Open House and Fundraiser – Sunday October 1, 2023 – 1-4 p.m.   BIG NEWS – After a four year hiatus due to the pandemic, we are finally planning to return to our annual events at the sanctuary! While we will not have the silent auction this year, the Open House will feature a live band, catered food and drinks, balloons and face painting, and the opportunity to stroll around and visit the rescued animals. No admission fee, but donations (of any amount) are very much appreciated.

Thanksgiving with the Turkeys – Saturday, November 18, 2023 – 12 noon – 4 p.m.   Our most popular event returns!! Come celebrate Thanksgiving WITH the turkeys – join our friendly turkeys and all their friends in celebrating a cruelty-free Thanksgiving potluck. Please bring a vegan (no meat, dairy, or eggs) dinner or dessert item to serve 8. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite – $10.00 donation to benefit the animals. No charge for children under 12.