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Connecticut Humane Society - Events 2010 - 3rd Annual Barktoberfest Fall Fair
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Saturday October 16, 2010
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Connecticut Humane Society
701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111
Calling all pet lovers!  October is National Adopt A Dog Month!  What better way to have fun and to find your new “forever friend” than by visiting the Connecticut Humane Society in Newington for the third annual Barktoberfest!  
Looking for a new pet? 
Make shelter adoption your first option and find a new best friend at Barktoberfest! 
Special incentives for October 16 only:  FREE gift filled pumpkin with every dog adoption (whether through CT Humane or a participating private rescue) - FREE 30 minute private training/behavioral consultation session with every CT Humane Society dog adoption. (to be scheduled after October 16)
Event people and activities include:
  • Pet rescue groups, Donna Velardi – a pet communicator
  • Kathy Rogers – an animal reiki master/practitioner
  • Ty Foster – pet photographer
  • Jenna Rodriquez – face painter
  • Costume contest for kids and pets
  • Children’s Songwriter/Performer – Margie Warner
  • Lesley McGuffie – CT Humane Educator
  • Bake sale
  • Donut and cider sale
  • Pet supply flea market
  • Vendors
  • Lucky Dogs – hot dog vendor
  • K-9 demonstration
  • and so much MORE! 
All proceeds to benefit the Connecticut Humane Society
A Humane Education Program - Fee based enrollment.
Tuesdays from October 12, 2010 – November 16, 2010
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The Kindness Club is a humane education program for children based out of our Newington Headquarters. We have recently opened one after school session for children aged 9-11. The program is designed for children who love pets and have the desire to learn more about the care and management of these animals.  During our summer session, students learned about basic animal care and pet ownership, pet wellness and grooming, training, emergency vet care, and wild animals and their habitats. The after school program will expand upon these topics and include new lessons, including practical ways to help animals in need, such as collection drive coordination and pet adoptions support. The session will have a maximum of ten students. This will allow for an enhanced learning environment and for more frequent and longer interactions with shelter animals. All lessons will be activity based.
The Kindness Club after school program will run for six weeks and classes will be held once a week on Tuesdays from October 12th – November 16th. In order to allow families adequate time for transportation from school to the shelter, the drop off time will be from 3:30 – 4:00 PM and the lesson will begin when the last student has arrived or no later than 4:00 PM. The pick up time will be at 5:30 PM. Enrollment is based on a first-come, first-served basis, with a fee of $125 per child. Since there are only ten seats available, please register early to avoid disappointment.
Please also keep in mind that proper behavior around animals must be stressed during each session. Even well-behaved pets can be affected by unsafe behavior, creating a potentially dangerous situation for everyone. For these reasons, we request that you stress the importance of remaining calm and orderly in the shelter to your children. This will ensure that all participants enjoy the most fulfilling and enriching experiences.
We hope to see you soon!
For more information please contact Lesley McGuffie at 860-594-4502, ext. 6317 or
To enroll your child, download the registration forms.
Registration Form - PDF, 330Kb
Send the completed forms along with payment to:
The Kindness Club After School Program
Connecticut Humane Society
701 Russell Road
Newington, CT 06111
This event is wheelchair accessible.
The purpose of the Society is to promote humanity and kindness, and to prevent cruelty to man and animals, by information, statistics, appropriate literature, and by all lawful means which they may deem wise and best, and by assisting in prosecution of crimes of a cruel and inhumane nature; and generally to encourage justice and humanity and to discourage injustice and inhumanity.
Alicia Wright
Public Relations Director
Connecticut Humane Society
701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111
Phone: 860-594-4502 ext. 6309
Fax: 860-665-1478
Images and descriptions on this page are used by permission of the Connecticut Humane Society and are protected under United States Copyright Laws. For information, contact the Connecticut Humane Society.

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