HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2012) - The Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OCSPCA) is calling all animal lovers to join the 15th Annual "Walk for the Animals" fundraiser taking place Sunday, Sept. 23.

This year the Orange County SPCA is celebrating 25 years of service in Orange County. Sponsored by presenting sponsors The Walking Company and Big Dogs Sportswear, all event proceeds support programs that provide direct aid for animals in Orange County including veterinary assistance, as well as funding for spaying and neutering to help control the pet population.

More than 700 animal lovers and dogs are expected to attend this year's "Woofstock" 1960's-inspired celebration. Event highlights include cool canine contests for "Best Far Out Trick" and "Grooviest Costume," and demonstrations by the Disc Dogs in Southern California. Dog owners and their pets can participate in a mini agility course, and take advantage of low-cost AVID micro chipping taking place at the event. Additionally, attendees have the opportunity to get in on special event give-aways and pledge prizes.

"The Orange County SPCA is proud to celebrate 25 years of promoting humane treatment of animals and providing valuable services to pet owners in need in Orange County," said OCSPCA Board of Directors' President Donna Calkin. "Our 15th annual Walk for the Animals 'Woofstock' event is a fantastic way for animal lovers and their pets to join together and support a very worthy cause. In keeping with the theme and spirit of the event, attendees should feel free to relive the '60s in their clothing choices!"

The OCSPCA Walk for the Animals event will take place between 9 a.m. and 12 Noon PT, rain or shine, at Huntington Beach Central Park, which is located at the corner of Talbert and Goldenwest Street behind the Central Library located at 7111 Talbert Ave. Event registration commences at 7:30 a.m. PT. Register for the walk for you and/or your family or get a group together and become a "Pack." Preregister by Sept. 15 for $25; $30 thereafter; packs (5 or more) pay $20 each or $30 thereafter. 

For more information or to register online, visit or call the event hotline at 714-964-4445.

The Orange County SPCA was established in 1987 as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt charity for the following purposes: to prevent cruelty to animals, to aid low-income pet owners, and to promote responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals. Some of its specific programs include veterinary care for sick and injured animals, subsidized spay/neuter fees, cruelty prevention through humane education in the classroom and pet-assisted therapy. It is supported entirely by public donations, and does not receive grants from any government agency or national organization nor is it affiliated with any other SPCA or humane organization. All funds raised from the walk provide direct support to save animals and sustain our programs. Visit the OCSPCA website at