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Get ready for the Halloween Howl 5K Run/Walk and fall fun

Need a reason to enjoy the crisp, cool air? We have the perfect solution — join the Midlands Humane Society for our first ever Halloween Howl 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, October 27.

Just grab your sneakers and meet us for a great event to benefit the animals at the humane society. Make it a fun group outing and encourage your friends and family to participate and engage in a little friendly competition.

Remember, bragging rights will last an entire year. All ages are welcome, as are leashed dogs, to join in the fun. Children under the age of 5 may enter the race at no cost but will not receive shirts or medals.

Not quite ready for a 5K – have no fear, as we have a 1.5 Mile Run/Walk planned too. Each route will begin at New Horizon’s Presbyterian Church, 30 Valley View Drive, at 9 a.m. The registration table will open at 8 a.m. You are encouraged to pre-register for the event which can be done in person at our facility at 1020 Railroad Avenue during open hours, Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m and Saturday from 11 a.m to 5 p.m., through the mail or via our website at Cost to enter is $20, which includes a collectible event t-shirt if registered by October 15. Registrations done after that date will cost $25, with no guarantee of a t-shirt.

We will utilize the trails along Valley View Drive, College Road and Railroad Avenue. Indoor restrooms will be available at the church before and after the event and light refreshments will be served at the end of the run. There will be “Halloween Howl” Adoption Specials at the Midlands Humane Society on October 27 on certain adoptable pets, so stop by after – we open at 11 a.m. Fresh air is good for everyone and you will often see MHS volunteers walking our dogs, giving them time outdoors. Take advantage of awesome fall days to walk your dog. Try a new place for a hike, fall in love with beautiful foliage or pose for a selfie with a dramatic sunset in the backdrop.

All proceeds from these events benefit animals in need. Did you know that we currently have about 175 animals in the building, with dozens more being temporarily homed off-site? Each one of these animals has a care plan, helping shape it to be the best adoptable animal it can be. If you’re looking for your next best furry friend, remember, Midlands Humane Society is just a hop, skip or a jump off I-80. You haven’t been here yet? Consider this your personal invitation to pay us a visit.

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MHS Pets of the Week: Let’s start by saying that Vax is a young lad. That’s code for “He wants attention and cuddles, pretty much nonstop.” He’s currently about 6 months old and came in as a stray. For the last two months, he has called the shelter his home. He’d love to bring a little excitement to your life and chatter at the birds from the safety and comfort of the back of your couch.

You can call him “One-Eyed Willie”, but his official name is Prince. He was an owner surrender, who came to the shelter with two intact eyes. An undetermined affliction caused damage to his eyes, resulting with the surgical removal of his right eye. He has retained sight in his left eye, but to what extent we can’t be sure. It does react to light and he is able to function quite well. His ability and desire to play has not been diminished at all – he really wants to be a goofy young boy too.

Callie is a 3-year-old Shepard Mix, wearing a beautiful sable coat. We think Callie would make a great family dog. She loves attention and is excitable, often jumping and playing nonstop. She seems to like other dogs and all people.

Sweet, demure, Kate, a Terrier mix, came from to us from a hoarding situation. She would appreciate a family that can be gentle with her as she gains confidence. She seems to be fine with dogs that are a similar size and she may need a little work with her potty training.Visit these great pets and all their friends at MHS today.


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