MASON CITY, IA – Dogs and dog lovers are coming together to show their support for Humane Society of North Iowa.
Coordinators with the Humane Society of North Iowa say the group sponsors the annual event as a way to gain financial support from the community,
but also to catch up with once adopted pets.
During the event owners attended obedience training and while some also walked away with prizes, one director says it’s more about helping to keep these resources available for all.
“It’s like a big family reunion here. A lot of animals come here that have been adopted from our shelter and it’s great to be able to see them again. Time and time again every year at this event. It’s a lot of fun,” said Sybil Soukup, Executive Director of the Humane Society of North Iowa.
Sybil wants everyone to know that while the event may have ended, that doesn’t mean your chance to volunteer or give has also.
They appreciate donated time just as much as money.
“We don’t receive funding from a national organization or from any state or federal tax dollars. So we rely on each contribution and from the support from events like this. So when people come to events like this, it raises money that help our organization raise money to keep our shelter going and help animals that rely on our services,” said Soukup.