aPAWcalypse – A Halloween Themed Fee-Waived Adoption Event 

Berkeley, Calif.— Berkeley Humane is hosting its first ever Halloween adoption event where the tricks look a lot like “sit, stay, and bark” and the treats all taste like bacon. The aPAWcalypse, a fee-waived adoption event, will take place at 2700 Ninth Street on Saturday, October 28, 2023, 10 AM – 2 PM. 

“There is nothing spooky or frightening about bringing home a new loving pet, especially when they are dressed in cute costumes,” stated Jeffrey Zerwekh, Executive Director at Berkeley Humane, “However, too many animals at the shelter is scary so all adoption fees will be ghosted at aPAWcalypse!” 

More than 40 Franken-kittens, puppy gremlins, voodoo dogs, and mystical cats will all be ready to go home to your haunted mansions. 

Every pet available for adoption will have received medical and behavior evaluations, vaccines, microchip, spay/neuter surgery, flea, tick, and worm treatments, felv/fiv test for cats at the discretion of our veterinarian, or heartworm preventative for dogs. 

The adoption package includes a temporary leash or carrier, $250 worth of medical care with VCA Animal Hospitals, a certificate for a free examination at a local veterinary hospital, free 30 days of pet insurance, and a 30% discount on dog training classes through our program Train the Bay. 

Berkeley Humane is casting a spell to ensure all shelter animals find loving homes this month. Please help make this wish possible! All adopters will receive adoption counseling by our volunteer witches and warlocks. 

Who: Berkeley Humane 
What: The aPAWcalypse – a Halloween fee-waived adoption event 
Where: 2700 Ninth Street, Berkeley, CA 
When: Saturday, October 28, 2023 – 10 AM – 2 PM – All adoption fees will be “ghosted.” 
Why: Fall is a busy time for animal shelters, so we are making this fee-waived adoption event a thriller! 


With its origins dating back to 1895, today Berkeley Humane serves the people and animals of our community by providing life-saving programs for cats and dogs, cultivating compassion, and strengthening the human-animal bond. With the support of a dedicated and talented volunteer and staff team, Berkeley Humane intakes animals from municipal shelters around the Bay Area who are often in need of medical care, improved nutrition, enrichment and lots of love. Learn more at www.berkeleyhumane.org.  

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