Bunny Yoga? Check. Cat Café? Purrfect. New Dog? You Bet!
World class human speakers? We’ve got them too.
The Oxnard Performing Arts Center (The PACC) presents RESCUECON, a convention like no other, where the human-animal bond takes center stage. Through visual and performing arts, hands-on workshops, talks by inspiring individuals, an artisan marketplace, and so much more, attendees will learn, play, explore, and, above all, refresh their relationship with animals… and each other.
On February 23-24, 2019, RESCUECON sets out to promote the welfare of all animals (wildlife and farm animals too!), create a culturally-enriching environment, and provide interactive opportunities for learning, making, connecting, and relaxing. From bunny yoga and cat cafes to speaker panels, makerspaces and exhibitions, there is something for everyone at RESCUECON. Keynote speakers include Kitten Lady (Hannah Shaw) and Ellie Laks, co-founder of the Gentle Barn. The goal of event is to rally animal lovers in the region and, in turn, strengthen the local rescue landscape.
The PACC is committed to making its events accessible. In addition to the convention, there will be a free Adoption Fair with adoptable animals from Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS), the Bunny Brigade, Surfcat Rescue, C.A.R.L., and other rescue groups. The Fair will also feature community resources and nonprofits, a $10 spay and neuter clinic provided by Simi Valley Spay & Neuter Clinic, arts and crafts, and activities for families, such as the cat cafe presented by SurfCat Rescue and the Crazy Cat Lady Exhibition.
A percentage of ticket sales benefits VCAS, this year’s featured nonprofit partner.
February 23 – 24, 2019 | 11AM – 5PM
CONVENTION: General Admission $25/day | $40/weekend
ADOPTION FAIR: Free
Tickets are available at the box office between 12-6pm, Monday thru Saturday, by calling (805) 486-2424 or by purchase online, oxnardperformingarts.com.