ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke Valley SPCA will be hosting its “SPAYghetti” lunch and supper fundraiser on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

Lunch will be served at the church — located at 30 Huntington Blvd. NE in Roanoke — from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., and supper is scheduled to be served there from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 per person and are available for advance purchase here or at the shelter, and tickets will be available during the event.

“SPAYghetti is one of the most popular events we hold each year,” said Denise Hayes, CEO. “We love seeing families, coworkers and friends gather for a delicious meal and show their support for the pets and people we help every day.”

Delivery for lunch and dinner orders is available for groups of 10 or more, and group tickets will be sold until Oct. 8. Individual tickets can be purchased for dine-in or carry-out, and each ticket includes spaghetti with marinara, bread, salad, and a beverage.

The Roanoke Valley SPCA has provided a safe environment for homeless, lost, and abandoned animals since 1916. Since the opening of the building in 2004, over 25,000 cats and dogs have been adopted.

According to the Roanoke Valley SPCA, annually they ensure that over 1,500 animals that come through its doors are fed, sheltered, rehabilitated, microchipped, provided medical treatment, and are healthy prior to adoption.

They also reportedly distribute over 80,000 pounds of food annually through their Pets Eat Too program, to feed pets whose owners are homebound seniors receiving Meals on Wheels, hospice patients, local food pantry participants, and families struggling to feed their pets.

The Roanoke Valley SPCA’s mobile clinic is also said to offer veterinary care and spay/neuter services throughout the community. It has also expanded to include transitional fostering of pets whose owners are fleeing domestic violence, displaced due to fire, or need time to rehabilitate following surgery.

Businesses looking to help sponsor the event are asked to reach out to Suzanne Cresswell at 540-339-9520 for more information.