A Howl of a Pawty!

The Nancy J Brua Animal Care Center is having a party - and you're invited! The annual fall Open House is going to be a spooky good time. People, kids, and pets in costume can stop by anytime while the event is happening.

It's gonna be a Howl of a Party // Canva

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Filled with gently used pet supplies, toys, pet beds, and more, choose the items you'd like to take home, and then make a donation on the way out. There are no price tags on the items; you get to decide what you'd like to pay. There will even be pet costumes for sale!

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The Adoption Special Continues

The adoption special for all animals at the shelter has been extended.

Adorable Adoptable Doggy Guests // Val Davidson/TSM
Adorable Adoptable Doggy Guests // Val Davidson/TSM

Dogs, cats, or any other animals at the shelter are currently available for adoption for a minimum donation of $5 or an in-kind donation from anything on their wish list.

The shelter always needs dog, cat, puppy and kitten food. Canva

The shelter is always looking for items off this wish list, and you can donate anytime, in lieu of the adoption fee:

  • Purina Puppy Chow
  • Purina Cat Chow
  • Purina Dog Chow
  • Purina Kitten Chow
  • Canned dog and cat food
  • Strong buckle collars
  • Harnesses of all sizes
  • Clay cat litter
  • Peanut butter
  • Cat toys
  • Dog toys
  • High-efficiency laundry soap and softener
  • Towels
  • Blankets
  • Dog poop bags
  • Bleach
Pet Photos on the backdrop will be available. // Canva

Poltergeist Photo Opportunity

Bring your pet in costume and snap a photo of your pet with the backdrop and props set up!

Be a Pet Pal ... come to the open house with your dog and/or kid in costume. // Canva

Redoubtable Refreshments

Don't forget to grab some Ghoulish Goodies while you're there! There will be tasty snacks for humans during the event. There will be a limited number of Gholish Goody Bags for kids, too!

Adorable Adoptable Doggy Guests // Val Davidson/TSM
Adorable Adoptable Doggy Guests // Val Davidson/TSM

Stop by the Animal Shelter any time during the event on Saturday, October 28 from noon to 4pm. Enjoy the Haunted Happenings with this fun event for the whole family.

The Nancy J Brua Animal Care Center is located at 6799 E Highway 90 in Sierra Vista. If you need more information, call the shelter at (520) 458-4151 or email Arleen.Garcia@SierraVistaAZ.gov

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