Highland County Humane Society to Hold 6th Annual Family Fun Day


Since 2012, the Highland County Humane Society has helped over 2,000 dogs and cats with their foster-based, volunteer rescue, including pet food and transportation, as well as over 1,000 additional animals through their community spay/neuter and Trap-Neuter-Return programs. The community can contribute to the organization’s causes, all while enjoying some time with two and four-legged friends, at the upcoming annual Family Fun Day. Corena Huffman, president of the Humane Society, has the details.

“The Humane Society will be holding a Family Fun Day during Hands and Harvest Festival,” says Ms. Huffman. “This is our largest fundraiser of the year, and it’s important to our organization so we have funding to be able to help pets and animals in our community. Our event will be Saturday, October the 13th from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at The Highland County Volunteer Fire Department in Monterey. This is our sixth year for Family Fun Day. We hope the weather’s great. We should have plenty of fall foliage for everybody to see, for all the ‘leaf peepers’ coming out, and we’ll have animals for adoption that day, and lots of fun, free events for your family, so come on out and see us.”

Ms. Huffman continues with a rundown of the day’s events. She says, “Starting at 10 o’clock, we’ll have a free bouncy house, free kids’ events, including face painting, arts and crafts, vendors, a silent auction that runs all day, finishing up at 3:00 p.m. We’ll have a 50/50 raffle, pets for adoption, Blue Grass BBQ will be offering food, and from 10:00 a.m. until noon, we’ll be holding a rabies clinic with Dr. Joe Malcolm. He’ll also be offering other veterinary services at a discount during that time frame. Before that date, we’ll be looking for vendors or donations for our silent auction, gift certificates, gift baskets, local artisan wares, that sort of thing, does very well at the auction, so if you have those items, we can be reached at 540-908-9152 or email at info@highlandcountyhumanesociety.org. All donations are tax-deductible”

The Highland County Humane Society is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health, safety, welfare, compassionate care and protection of animals. Ms. Huffman continues, “Highland County Humane Society, although based here in Highland, we don’t have any borders. We help our friends in West Virginia, neighboring counties as well. Part of our efforts, in addition to animal rescue and adoption, includes a pet-retention program, which means we will help community members with their pets, anything from veterinary care to grooming, transportation, pet food, flea and tick supplies, that sort of thing. That can be arranged to be delivered to your house if you don’t have any transportation. We also have a community spay/neuter program and Trap-Neuter-Return for feral and barn cats.”

Again, Family Fun Day is planned for Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Highland County Volunteer Fire Department. Folks can learn more about the organization at www.highlandcountyhumanesociety.org .

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Chris Swecker

is the Assistant Station Coordinator and a News Reporter for WVLS. He has roots in Highland County going back several generations, and he grew up in Monterey. Since graduating from James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in Media Arts and Design, he has pursued his career at a news station and advertising agency in Virginia, on Microsoft’s campus in the state of Washington, and in both states as sole owner and employee of a video production company. He enjoys exploring life with his wife, Jessa Fowler, traveling, hiking, hunting, gardening, and trying new foods, all while discovering more about what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. He feels blessed to be a small part of this talented AMR team to help give back to the community that has provided him with so much.

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