Barktoberfest, the Marshall County Humane Society’s annual fundraiser was held Saturday with a yard sale, dog contests, and interactive booths for kids, adults and pets.
In 2003 the Humane society separated itself from the Marshall County Animal Shelter and in December 2006 they were able to open their current facility. Since then, Kristi Osmon, the director of the Humane Society, said each year they have more and more animals and have probably doubled their intake from the year before. Her goal is to double the profit they made last year from the Barktoberfest event. The proceeds will help manage normal upkeep within the facility and pay for the animals’ medication or shots.
The Humane Society is a nonprofit organization, solely supported by donations, Calvert City United fund, adoption fees, membership fees and fundraisers. They have about thirty regular volunteers on a monthly basis and are always looking for more help.