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 21st annual “Run for the Animals!” will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2024. The 5K run and 1 or 1.7 mile fun walk is a fundraiser dedicated to supporting the life-saving work Poplar Spring does everyday. This years race will 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 returned to our annual events at the sanctuary! While we did
not have the silent auction last year, the Open House featured a live band, catered food and drinks, and the opportunity to stroll around and visit the rescued animals. No admission fee, but donations (of any amount) were very much appreciated.

Thanksgiving with the Turkeys – Saturday, November 18, 2023 – 12 noon – 4 p.m.   Our most popular event returned!! Celebrating Thanksgiving WITH the turkeys – 100’s joined our friendly turkeys and all their friends in celebrating a cruelty-free Thanksgiving potluck. Vegan (no meat, dairy, or eggs) dinner and dessert item were served. Tickets were purchased on Eventbrite – $10.00 donation to benefit the animals. There was no charge for children under 12.