This past Saturday, the Yadkin County Animal Shelter held its second annual Howl-o-ween Open House. Blessed with sunshine, the event was held at the shelter and offered pet portraits, local vendors, a pet costume contest, door prizes, goodie bags and Frisbee dog demonstration. Yadkin County’s Animal Responsibility Committee organized the event.
Twelve dogs and one (very brave!) cat entered the costume contest. It was a great showing with a range of costumes. The judges had a difficult decision to make, but after a long deliberation gave top honors to “Lily,” dressed as a flying devil. Second place went to “Paisley,” dressed as a ladybug; third place went to “Reese,” dressed as a caterpillar; and fourth place went to “Bella,” dressed as a cheerleader.
The Shelter staff enjoyed giving tours and assisting citizens interested in adopting. Over the last few months, the shelter has grown its programming, including volunteer opportunities, reduced rate adoptions for non-profits, and a new adoption program. Visit the Yadkin County Animal Shelter at 1027 Speaks St., Yadkinville; find us on Facebook; or call for more information at 677-2500.
Planning for next year has already begun; start working on your costumes!