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Join us for our 7th annual Thank the Turkeys celebration on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Celebrate life and compassion by thanking the turkeys (and our other residents) for bringing joy to our hearts despite what they have endured.

Spend time with the rescued residents, enjoy a turkey and chicken pie-feeding ceremony, and then drive over to beautiful Foothills Event Center and enjoy a catered vegan dinner by P and A Vegan Catering! Miyoko Schinner of Miyoko’s Kitchen will speak before we dine.

Each ticket includes a gourmet vegan dinner, swag bag loaded with goodies, and one raffle ticket.

Be sure to bring cash, a credit card, or your checkbook to buy extra raffle tickets for your chance to win some amazing prizes! Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the day, and tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.

Want to make a weekend of it? Our Guest House, located next door to the sanctuary, is open for business!
Friday or Saturday night: $75 for a bed in a standard room, $100 for a bed in the master bedroom. All rooms are shared occupancy. Includes continental vegan breakfast in the morning.

Don’t wait until it’s too late—reserve your spot today!

Adults: $75
Children (6 and younger): $50
Dine with Miyoko (only 4 spots available!): $150
Private tables*: $720
*Three private tables are available, each for a group of 6. They include priority meal service and 2 extra raffle tickets for each person.

10:30 a.m. – Sanctuary opens; visit the animals
12:30 p.m. – Kim Sturla, Animal Place’s executive director, speaks
12:45 p.m. – Turkey and Chicken Pie Feeding Ceremony
1:30 p.m. – Head to the event venue
2:00 p.m. – Appetizers served, check out the raffle prizes
2:15 p.m. – Miyoko Schinner speaks
3:00 p.m. – Main course served followed by dessert
4:00 p.m. – Raffle winners announced

Stuffed Mushrooms
Spinach Puffs

Stuffed Holiday Roast
-Cranberry and Walnut Stuffing

Tossed Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette
Sweet Potato Casserole
Green Beans Almondine
Mashed Potatoes
Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Personal Mini Pumpkin Pie



6 Responses so far.

  1. I cannot overstate how awesome Animal Place is at hosting this event!
    When my family and I went to our first Thank the Turkeys event in 2014, it literally was a life changing experience for my wife. It was while feeding the turkeys their very own serving of pumpkin pie that she made that faithful life changing connection. From that moment on she knew she would never eat another animal again.
    Animal Place and their beautiful rescued animals have that power!
    We have gone every year since.
    Do not miss it!!

  2. susan says:

    Is anyone driving up from San Francisco? I could use a ride.

  3. veg4life says:

    I would like to attend but I live in PA however, despite that, I am still a huge supporter of Aninal Place and their efforts and accomplishments for these loving animals in need. I especially like the Food For Thought Campaign it is much needed and I promote it often. This sounds like a truly wonderful event I only wish I could be there in person to enjoy it. I will be attending a similar event a couple hours from where I live. I wish you good luck with your event and much continued success and victories for the animals!

    • Virginia says:

      Thank you so much for finding ways to support all animals. And thank you for helping to spread the word about our Food for Thought campaign. If you ever find yourself in our neck of the woods, please come by for a guided tour. We aren’t sure where you are in PA, but here are some sanctuaries in your state. http://www.sanctuaries.org/pennsylvania.html It may be worth checking out MD or NJ depending on your location!

  4. Olivia says:

    I love this event! The pumpkin pies are amazing.