Mel Blanc, the voice behind Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Sylvester and Tweety Bird, will join other Hollywood and San Diego celebrities at noon today to help celebrate the San Diego Humane Society's first Holiday Festival for the Animals.
Tickets for the six-hour show at the Al Bahr Shrine Auditorium, 5440 Kearny Mesa Road, are $10 for adults, $5 for children, or $25 for a family of four. The festival will benefit the Humane Society's new mobile "Adopt Us!" pet program as well as create a greater awareness and understanding of the importance of humane treatment of animals, said Capt. Fred Lee, Humane Society director.
Blanc will headline the show with his son, Noel Blanc, who also does cartoon voices. Hollywood animals like "Fred," the cockatoo from the television series "Baretta," and San Diego's own trick pony, "Misty the Magnificent," will also perform.