October 22, 2020

HSPPR Takes Signature Pawtoberfest Event Virtual

HSPPR Takes Signature Pawtoberfest Event Virtual

Put your paws and pints together for a week of fundraising fun!

October 22, 2020 Colorado Springs, CO – Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) is excited to announce that its furriest festival, Pawtoberfest, will be hosted virtually this year. Even though we won’t be celebrating Pawtoberfest 2020 muzzle to muzzle, that doesn’t mean we can’t raise a glass and money to help pets and people in our community who need us now more than ever.

“While we wish we could join paws with our supporters in person this year, safety remains a top priority for HSPPR,” said Leslie Yoder, Interim CEO at HSPPR. “However, we’re thrilled we can still host a week-long, action-packed event and invite all HSPPR supporters to join us as we raise funds to help homeless, abused and neglected animals. And this year, your whole family and all your pets – including cats – can attend as well!”

Who: Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region

What: Pawtoberfest 2020: HSPPR’s furriest festival of the year

When: every day at noon, Monday, October 26 through Friday, October 30

Where: Facebook (@HumaneSocietyPikesPeakRegion), and Pawtoberfest.org

Why: Pawtoberfest is HSPPR’s most popular festival, and all proceeds are used year-round to fund our life-saving programs. By attending, not only are you guaranteed a week of furry fun, but you’ll be helping support the 25,000 homeless and abused animals HSPPR cares for each year.

Pawtoberfest will be a digital fundraising campaign with special activities held on Facebook between Monday, October 26 and Friday, October 30. The event week will feature daily contests and fundraisers, including some Pawtoberfest favorites like the Costume Contest, and much more!

In addition to participating in the week’s activities, participants can raise funds virtually as an individual or as a team until the end of October. Pawtoberfest t-shirts are back with a limited edition 2020 “In this together” design. To start fundraising, order a t-shirt and learn more about the event, visit Pawtoberfest.org.

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is the largest nonprofit animal shelter in southern Colorado. Serving nearly 25,000 animals a year, HSPPR provides adoption options, animal cruelty investigations, subsidized spays/neuters, a Trap-Neuter-Return program for feral cats, and other important services. Its Bite Blotter is used to track the quantity, severity, victim types and locations of domestic animal bites to create a safer and more informed community. Rated four stars by Charity Navigator, HSPPR is a local, independent nonprofit that relies on donations from the community to fund its many humane programs. For more information, visit www.hsppr.org.