Highland Humane Society to Hold Family Fun Day


Allegheny Mountain Radio spoke with Corena Huffman, current board chair of the Highland County Humane Society about their upcoming Family Fun Day to be held Saturday, October 11th.

“Hi, this is Corena, with Highland County Humane Society, and I wanted to talk about an up and coming fundraiser that we’re having this coming Saturday during Hands and Harvest Fall Festival Foliage weekend.

“This year, the Highland County Humane Society will be at the firehouse in Monterey, right off of 220. We’re still going to have most of our Family Fun items – silent auction, flea market, local food for sale. We’re also going to have some homemade goodies, for dogs and cats, and also people.

“We’re actually going to have a little bit of a kid’s section, where we’re going to have games and prizes – we’re going to have a hay bale maze, face painting, arts and crafts, and all those are free events for kids to come join us, and bring their parents too, so hopefully they’ll support the Humane Society while they’re there with their kiddos.”

“We will be drawing the silent auction winners at 4:00 – you do not have to be present to win. We’re also doing a 50/50 raffle – again, do not have to be present to win – we’ll draw that at 4:00.”

She continued,   “One of the big items that we’re going to have is the rabies clinic. Dr. Joe Malcolm will be joining us again this year, from 1:00 until 3:00. We’ll be doing rabies vaccines, one year and three year, for dogs and cats – those are $10 a vaccination. We’ll also be doing micro-chipping. That’s a one time fee of $25, including a lifetime registration with the micro-chip company, and those are for dogs and cats as well, that’s $25, cash or check please.”

“We’re going to have some animals for adoption there, so you can meet some of our dogs and cats. We are offering an adoption special during the Hands and Harvest weekend – we’re doing a buy one/get one adoption special for cats and kittens. if you take two home, it’s the same adoption fee, and our dog adoptions are reduced to $100. Dogs are already vetted, they’ve been spayed and neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, heart worm testing, that kind of thing – same with our cats, they’re already vetted and ready to go, spayed and neutered.

“The event is Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. the rabies and microchip clinic will just be from 1:00 until 3:00.”

All proceeds go towards supporting the Humane Society’s efforts.

“The Humane Society is a volunteer and foster based group in Highland County, and we serve Highland County and neighboring areas, to help with dog and cat re-homing or rescuing and anything the community may need help with, with their dogs and cats.”

“The Humane Society e-mail is info@highlandcountyhumanesociety.org or they can call us at (540) 908-9152.”

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle. scott@amrmail.org

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