Animal attractions slated for Valentine’s Day

Sweethearts can spend Valentine’s Day with the animals at two local events—a flower and chocolate fund-raiser at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and a racy sex lecture at the Franklin Park Zoo.

The MSPCA’s annual “Kitty & Puppy Love” fund-raiser at its 350 S. Huntington Ave. headquarters on Feb. 12-14 features floral arrangements made on-site as well as sales of chocolates and baked goods. Visitors also can meet pets available for adoption. The sponsors include JP’s Whole Foods Market.

The event runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Proceeds benefit the MSPCA’s Animal Care and Adoption Center and its Spike’s Fund for emergency medical care for homeless animals. For more information, see

The “Sex at the Zoo” event on Feb. 15 at the zoo, for ages 21 and older only, promises a “voyeuristic peek” into animal courtship and comparisons to human romance. Jennifer Gresham, Zoo New England’s director of education, will give a presentation. The event also includes local Samuel Adams beer, wine and cheese.

The event runs 6-9 p.m., with two different times available for the presentation, at the zoo’s Tropical Forest Pavilion. Animals on view there include gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs and a giant anteater. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 617-989-2015 or see

From press materials.

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