HOUGHTON - The seventh annual Copper Country Humane Society Bash will be held Saturday, welcoming the public to visit the shelter and meet some pets in need of a good home.
Teresa Woods, of the shelter, said from noon to 4 p.m. the Bash will combine a live auction of nearly 100 items donated by local businesses and individuals.
"It has three main parts," she said of the Bash.
There will be 25 basket raffles which prove to be popular every year, she said. Baskets range from the "Chocoholic" basket to the pet-themed baskets and local preserves.
"It's $1 a ticket or 30 tickets for $20," she said.
The Bash also features the prize wheel, a carnival game that offers a prize on every space of the wheel.
"It's $1 a spin and you may win something worth $1 or worth $10," Woods said.
The event features comfortable, shaded seating under the big top with free hot dogs, soft drinks and cake, she said. The Bash is family and pet friendly, and the shelter is open for adoptions during the event.
"We do this all out in our shelter parking lot and we'll have a big tent," she said. "The seating is covered."
The event is a fundraiser for the shelter. It's also a good chance to show supporters the progress that is being made at the shelter, which is located behind the Nara Nature chalet along U.S. 41.
"Those people who have been in the community a long time will remember when we did adopt-a-pet events at the mall or different venues," she said. "But when we were able to build and move into this new facility several years back, it's more inviting to bring guests through when they're looking to adopt."
In 2010, the shelter found caring homes for 676 dogs and cats and reunited another 217 with their owners. The shelter must spend roughly $11,000 each month to pay for vet care, food, litter, utilities and wages for the animal care staff.