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The Haven To Hold PAWS 4 Humanity Event Oct. 12 – Transylvania County, NC


September 23, 2019

The Haven of Transylvania County announced that it is holding the 2nd Annual PAWS 4 Humanity event from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 12, at the Transylvania County Sports Complex behind Pisgah Forest Elementary School.

Rain date for the event is Oct. 19. The purpose of free event is to raise awareness about The Haven and Haven Family House homeless shelters. The mission of The Haven is to provide hope to Transylvania residents who are experiencing homelessness.

Participants are invited to bring well-behaved four-legged friends to participate in family friendly events, including a blessing of the animals, pet competitions (including agility, Frisbee catching and tricks) and a police canine demonstration. There will also be snacks, homemade goodies and drinks available onsite. Eric Edwards will be on hand as emcee. Edwards’ life is a tribute to how an individual can transform from the depths of despair to full and rich participation in the community. Vendors/ participants at the event will include face painting, hair and nail painting, Zen & Now obedience training, Sassy Collections and Pumpkin Dog pet apparel, Eli & JoJo pet treats, photos with your pet(s), Cat Cafe, Transylvania Animal Shelter, Brother Wolf, Mountain Pet Rescue and pet caricatures.

New this year will be children’s events in the playground area. These will include a three-legged race, water balloons, hula hoop competition, Frisbee catching and bubbles. There will be prizes for winners.

In connection with PAWS 4 Humanity, The Haven is also sponsoring a dog photo contest.

There are two categories: cutest/most attractive dogs and best costumed dogs. There is no charge to enter this contest. Photos need to be submitted to by Sept. 30 to be eligible to win. All photos will be pre-judged by a panel with five finalists selected in each category. The finalists will then be posted on social media for judging by the public. Winners for all contests will be announced at the event, where they will receive an award, as well as having their pictures published.


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