Animal attractions slated for Valentine’s Day

February 1, 2013
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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 mspca.org/boston.

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 zoonewengland.org.

From press materials.