Helping Hands Humane Society is proud to announce that nearly $40,000 was raised at Paws in the Park which took place on Saturday August 24, 2013 at Gage Park. This was $10,000 over the goal. This was the seventeenth year for HHHS to host this event which is the second largest annual fundraiser for the shelter that takes care of nearly 8,000 animals each year.
Between 450 and 500 participants gathered in Gage Park to support Helping Hands Humane Society. Reasons for the over $10,000 increase in funds raised this year can be attributed to the weather being more favorable, more vendor participation, and a growing population of people who support the mission of Helping Hands Humane Society. To continue making the event more family friendly, HHHS offered a less expensive $10 registration fee this year as opposed to the standard $30 fee associated with this event for several years.
Funds raised from the event will go directly towards the care of the pets housed at the shelter at 21st and Belle in Topeka. The soon to be complete shelter medicine hospital inside HHHS will also benefit from the funds as it nears completion.
Helping Hands Humane Society receives no funding from local, state, or federal taxes or the Humane Society of the United States. The nonprofit organization relies solely on the generosity of donors.