from staff reports
---- — Registration forms and pledge sheets for Barktober Fest 2013, set for 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 12 in Highland Park, are now available at the Kokomo Humane Society.
Barktober Fest, an annual event presented by the Kokomo Humane Society, combines a dog walk with doggie games, contests, fun activities and pet-related vendors. In its seventh year, Barktober Fest raises funds for animal care enrichment and veterinary needs. A portion of funds raised also will be applied to the New Digs Capital Campaign Fund.
Anyone is welcome to attend Barktober Fest, with or without a dog. Participants are asked to gather donations from friends, colleagues and family members. Those bringing at least $40 in donations to the event will receive a Barktober Fest goody bag with toys, treats for people and pets, and information from sponsors. Corporate teams also are welcome.
Activities will take place at the Highland Park stage, and the walk will start there. For further information, contact the Kokomo Humane Society at 765-452-6224, or visit its website at www.kokomohumane.org, or Facebook page at facebook.com/kokomohumane.
Barktober Fest is sponsored by Kokomo Animal Hospital, Always About Pets, and 30 other local businesses and individuals.
Founded in 1891, the Kokomo Humane Society receives approximately 4,000 lost, stray and unwanted pets yearly. The Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization and is not affiliated with any national animal welfare organization. Donations received are used to assist Howard County animals.