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Hawkins Humane Society marks 30 years with Saturday Fun Bash

STAFF REPORT • Jul 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM

ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County Humane Society will celebrate its 30th anniversary Saturday with a Fun Bash at the Rogersville City Park.

Festivities will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include special music from Nobody’s Darlin, featuring Victor Travis Phillips and Chris Griffin.

The Fun Bash will have a carnival-like atmosphere with music, food, entertainment, merchandise, a silent auction, and more.

The HCHS Adoption Special

The HCHS also will mark its 30th anniversary with an adoption special of $40 for dogs (except puppies) and $30 for cats.

“We are still at full capacity with new animals coming in every day,” said HCHS board President Dave Toll. “To help our beloved fur babies, we are having an ongoing adoption special. The quality of animals is especially good.”

Toll added, “Only a small portion of the Humane Society’s income comes from local government and adoption funds. We count on donations from people like you ... for operations and improvements. We accept many types of donations including in-kind contributions such as cleaning items, animal bedding, small blankets, cat litter, etc., and volunteers.”

Donations can be made at the City Park during Saturday’s event.

About the HCHS

The organization assists throughout the county with education and advocacy, addressing animal abuse, and connecting lost dogs and cats with their owners.

It also helps transition approximately 400 dogs and cats to new homes each year through the animal shelter.

The HCHS’ income and staff are small, but the organization is assisted by many volunteers.

A few of the dogs currently up for adoption:

Bandit is a 1- 2-year-old male pit and bulldog mix

Bandit is super sweet and really loves people. He is a good package of love, intelligence, moderate activity, playfulness, and loyalty. He loves to play fetch. A super dog that should make a great family dog.

Ollie is a 1-year-old male shepherd and hound mix

Ollie is one of the sweetest and nicest dogs. He has low to medium activity, so he should be able to adapt to most new homes. Ollie loves people and gets along well with most other dogs. A super special dog that fits a good and loving home.

Buck is a 1-year-old male shepherd and Lab mix

Buck is a beautiful with kind, friendly eyes, expressive character, intelligence and good temperament. He loves people. He really likes to play and play fetch. With his nice fur, he is fun to pet. He will make a great best friend.

Maggie is a 2-year-old female toy terrier mix

“Maggie is a bundle of love with kind and expressive eyes, intelligence and good temperament. She is small and loaded with great character and good fun. She loves people and to “take it easy” with a nice family.

Scooby is a 2-year-old male German shepherd and pointer mix

Scooby is a super special and nice dog. He is so cute and sweet to watch. He is a little shy at first but warms up quickly. He has low to medium activity and should make a great and fun family pet.

Lucky is a 2-year-old male Brittany and springer spaniel mix

Lucky loves to be with people and loves the outdoors. Loves walks and playing games. Lucky is super affectionate and loves to cuddle and to have a belly rub. He is a shelter favorite and should be an outstanding pet.

For more information, contact the Hawkins County Humane Society at P.O. Box 217, 5180 Highway 11-W, Rogersville, TN 37857 or call (423) 272-6538.

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