Open Bar And $40 Tattoos At (Free!) SPCA Fundraiser Thursday Night

To kick off its annual “Be Mine Adopt-a-thon,” the San Francisco SPCA this evening is holding a colorful party that will include some inked skin.

The nonprofit is holding a “Cats, Tats & Cocktails” party from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at its adoption center at Florida and 16th streets in the city’s Mission District.

Attendees will be offered an open bar, meals from three different food trucks, $40 tattoos courtesy of the Let It Bleed Tattoo Parlor, and an exhibit titled “Dogs and Cats are Our Friends” by artist Yukari Sakura.

Additionally, SF SPCA employee Laura Gretch will get a randomly chosen tattoo for every $250 the organization raises on a crowdfunding website.
The tattoo campaign runs through 4 p.m. today and had raised $760 as of late this morning, so Gretch will receive at least three tattoos randomly chosen from a template that contains various images of cats, dogs and other animals, SF SPCA spokeswoman Krista Maloney said.

This evening’s party marks the start of the third-annual Be Mine Adopt-a-thon on, which happens each year around Valentine’s Day. Fees will be waived for adoptions between today and Sunday, Maloney said.

More information about the adopt-a-thon, as well as the template of tattoos that could go on the SF SPCA employee, can be found here.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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