This year’s theme “Pride & Pedigree” highlights the change which occurred during the Victorian Era in the relationship between animals and their owners from working livestock to adored family pets. Instead of the labor animals performed, pets were valued for companionship and prized for their appearance. This era saw a shift in the pet industry through the breeding of pure-breeds and the establishment of kennel clubs. It was also the beginning of animal rights through organizations like the “Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.”
Lycoming County SPCA Activities Include:
Photography donated by professional photographers using our camera or yours
100% of proceeds will benefit the locally operated and funded SPCA
10 AM – “Pedigree Meets Canines: Dog Fanciers in the Victorian Era” with Dr. Susan Ross, Lycoming College Anthropology and Sociology Department Chair.
11 AM – “Work the Body, Work the Mind, Heal the Spirit – Dog Scent Detection Training” with Tracy Free, SPCA Dog Behavior Consultant.
12 PM – “Pedigree Meets Canines: Dog Fanciers in the Victorian Era” with Dr. Susan Ross.
1 PM – “SPCA History Trivia” with Victoria Stryker, SPCA Executive Director.
2 PM – “Ways You Can Help” with Missy Black, SPCA Volunteer Manager, Laura Gilson and Baron, SPCA Volunteers, and Mindee Lyon, SPCA Development Director.
15-30 minute talks at the top of the hour
Seating is limited to the first 15 guests at each talk