MDSPCA Celebrates 20 Years of the March for the Animals With Kick-Off Party, February 13

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To help celebrate the Maryland SPCA’s upcoming 20th annual March for the Animals 1.5 mile walk-a-thon and festival, a March for the Animals Kick-Off Party for people and their pets will be held on Friday, February 13, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Downtown Dog Resort & Spa in Baltimore.

All proceeds will be used to help save the lives of the thousands of animals that come to the MD SPCA each year.

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“The March for the Animals Kick-Off Party is a great way for pet lovers and their pets to get together for a fun night while raising funds to care for the pets at the Maryland SPCA,” said Tami Gosheff, outreach and special event manager at the Maryland SPCA.

Festivities include beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks and pizza from Papa John’s.  Dogs can participate in off-leash play in the doggie daycare and swim in the indoor pool. Free photos taken in photo booth; raffles with great prizes including an autographed Torrey Smith “Show Your Soft Side” poster.

Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door per person and includes pizza and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. There is a suggested $3 donation for beer and wine. Kids are welcome but must pay the full price of admission.  Dogs in attendance must be fully vaccinated; female dogs in heat will not be permitted.

Downtown Dog Resort & Spa is located at 200 W. McComas Street in Baltimore. Plenty of free parking is available.

To order tickets, visit There will be a guest list at the door, so there is no need to print out a ticket confirmation. For questions, contact Tami Gosheff at [email protected] or 410-235-8826, ext. 138. This year’s Kick-Off Party is sponsored by M&T Bank, The Downtown Dog Resort and Papa John’s.

About the March for the Animals

The Maryland SPCA’s 20th Annual March for the Animals will take place on Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Druid Hill Park in Baltimore (on-site registration begins at 9 a.m.).  Animal lovers and their four-legged friends are invited to participate in the 1.5 mile walk-a-thon and festival to help raise funds to provide care, shelter, food, spay/neuter procedures and medication for the homeless pets in the MD SPCA’s adoption center. Last year’s March raised more than $386,000. This year’s goal is to raise $400,000.

About the Maryland SPCA

The Maryland SPCA is an independent nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of pets and people in Maryland. The MD SPCA receives no operating support from the government or other animal welfare groups including the ASPCA, but relies on community support to find homes for more than 3,000 needy and unwanted pets each year. For more information about the Maryland SPCA, visit or call 410-235-8826

Edited from Press Release

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