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Don’t Miss Barktoberfest October 27th Benefitting The Humane Society of Washington County

Don’t Miss Barktoberfest October 27th Benefitting The Humane Society of Washington CountyOn October 27th 5-10pm, the first annual Barktoberfest at Founders Park, presented by Ferguson, Bath Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, will be a Howlaween Wonderland for your children and furry four-legged family members.

But, there’s more. You can help by becoming a hero and save homeless and abused animals in our community by participating in The Monster Dash Glow Walk. You and your kids can bring along your best furry friend and walk around Founders Park to help save animals lives by raising money for these animals that need our help. Whether you decide to champion alone or form a pack with friends, your fundraising efforts will make a huge difference for animals not only in Washington County, but in the surrounding communities as well.

Your hard work and generosity will give animals a second chance at happiness. Your support allows us to spay and neuter homeless animals, which helps reduce pet overpopulation that we see every day in shelters. You will also be providing much needed medical assistance for critically injured orphaned and homeless cats and dogs who need immediate attention, yet have nowhere else to turn.

In addition to The Monster Dash walk there will be live entertainment presented by Dashboard Blue from Asheville, NC, a Halloween costume contest, face painting, Bark or Treat Village, a puppy bowl, canine demonstrations, boardwalk games, and Barking Vendor Village where we will be selling our very own Barktoberfest Beer specially crafted by JRH Brewing.

Ready to get started?
Go to our website at and register! From there you can decide if you want to register as an individual or create a team (or be a part of an existing team). Once you have registered and purchased your ticket for The Monster Dash, you will receive an email directing you to set up your personal or team fundraising page. Now, here is the fun part! You can share your page with friends and family and ask them to support you by donating online. Don’t want to donate online? No problem! Simply print off the Pledge Sheet and send the form and payment by mail or drop off in-person to the Humane Society office. Don’t forget to include the individual and/or team name you are supporting. Want to know why? We will be giving away prizes to our top youth, adult, and team fundraisers! So put your best paw forward and spread the word!

Not so sure about fundraising, but want to Register to walk? Sure thing! Simply register, choose individual, and purchase your ticket. When you receive an email regarding your fundraising page just ignore it. You are ready to walk!

From the bottom of our heart, we want to thank you for your support in our mission to save, protect, and advance the lives of the animals in the community. Your donation goes a long way. We appreciate you!

If you have any questions please let us know by email: or call 423-926-8533.

We are busy at work with several new programs, improving the lives of Tri-Cities animals and individuals in need.
Take a look at our upcoming new programs; we are always in need of volunteers!

Foster program for veteran’s pets
Many veterans in our area will not seek needed medical treatment at the VA hospital due to not having anyone to take care of their pets while they receive medical treatment at the VA.

Foster program for domestic violence victim’s pets
The abusers will threaten the family pet if the spouse or partner attempt to leave.  This program allows a safe haven for the victim and family pet while they find a new home.

Foster program for seniors
Again, when seniors are hospitalized, sometimes they have no one to care for their pet.  This gives them peace of mind that their pet is safe and well taken care of while they are separated.

Partnering with Meals on Wheels to distribute pet food to homes with pets

Partnering with Johnson County, with one of the lowest per capita income in the state due to economic issues, for spay neuter and rehoming animals.

We are opening up our Low Cost Spay Neuter program across the Tri-Cities to assist with decreased population of unwanted pets.

Working with Chain Free Dogs to get dogs off chains in Washington County by installing fences.

The Humane Society of Washington County
2101 W. Walnut Street
Johnson City, TN 37604

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