Each Humane Society is an independent organization; “Humane Society” is just a descriptive word — like the word ‘bank’ is in US Bank and Bank of America. They are not connected to each other. It can be confusing!
Some Humane Societies, like the Humane Society of Loudoun County (HSLC), are “limited admission”. Limited admission organizations sometimes have their animals for many months, and use foster homes. That means they do not have to euthanize animals to make room for new pets they take on. And many, like HSLC, have other programs that help the local animal population, like a pet pantry (Loudoun Pet Pantry) so families in need don’t have to surrender their pets simply because they can’t afford to feed them, partial help when medical emergencies arise, and resources for behavioral issues. The Community cat program is major part of HSLC, helping to reduce the numbers of feral cats while improving their health and quality of life.
And some Humane Societies are “open door” with animal control contracts, just like a city shelter, so they do euthanize to make room. Many “open door” humane societies run programs that have helped reduce pet overpopulation in the cities they serve. They may have the pets for many weeks, and know more about their behavior and health than a city shelter.
So it’s important to understand the nature of your local animal rescues and support them for the benefit of your community. We all work together to help animals but we are separate, independent organizations.
- Live Music by PG and the Hot Tips
- Buena’Dillas will be there with their Food Truck
- Face Painting by Fab FX
- Woofie’s Mobile Pet Spa will provide Nail Trims and Brush Outs for a donation
- Pet Costume Contest for the cutest kitty, puppy, cat and dog (See below for information)
- Photo Booth
- Silent Auction
- Raffle Baskets
- Bake Goods available for donation
- Children’s Games (ring toss, duck pond, spin the wheel, plunko, puppy treat toss, and more)
- Teen and Adult Head’s Up Competitive Game at 12:30p, 1:15p, and 3:15p (see below for information)
- Hourly Door Prize Drawings
Click Here to purchase your ticket online. Your ticket purchase includes giveaways from the sponsors, HSLC’s Tails and Ales mug for adults / cup for the children, door prize entry, and drink specials. When you purchase a ticket ahead of time, you will receive an extra door prize entry!
Pet Costume Contest: Join in the fun by entering your dog in the Tails and Ales Cutest Furbaby Costume Contest! The final judging is at 2:15 PM for Dogs and 2:45 PM for Cats. Creative costumes are encouraged. There will be FOUR (4) Categories for the Costume Contest: Puppy (12 months or younger), Dog (13 month or older), Kitten (12 months or younger) and Cat (13 months or older). Click Here for the Contest Information and Rules.
Teen and Adult Head’s Up Competitive Games: We will be playing the electronic version of Head’s Up. Sign up as a team at the Head’s Up Registration Table. Team should be 3 to 5 players. 2 teams play at each time slot. Winning Team at each times lot will receive Gift Card to a Local Business.
Parking (Look for the Signs):
HSLC Volunteers: Please sign up here: Oct. 22nd Volunteer Sign Up