L.A. animal lovers:

My friend Kate writes:

I volunteer for an organization called Pet Orphans of Southern California, in Van Nuys. It’s a non-profit, humane dog and cat shelter that specializes in not only rescuing, but in education about animals and the importance of spaying/neutering (that sounded like Bob Barker, didn’t it?).

On Sunday, July 11th, from 2 to 8pm, we are having a huge event/fundraiser for our organization at Malibu Bluffs State Park (PCH and Malibu Canyon across from Pepperdine). There will be Pet Contests (w/celebrity judges), Pet Parades, Live entertainment, Food Courts, Dog Agility Demos, shopping for your pets, and of course, our dogs will be there, available for adoption.

Info can be found here.