Dakin Humane Society hosted their Annual Barks and Brews event Sunday

Hampshire County

EASTHAMPTON, Mass (WWLP) – Dakin Humane Society hosted their Barks and Brews Fundraiser for dogs and their owners at the Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton Sunday.

In a news release sent to 22News, the event featured music, dog-themed activities, dog training mini-sessions, contests and beers from the brewery.

The event was from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and there was a special hour from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for guests who purchased a VIP ticket.

Most the vendors featured dog-centric products or services, including nail trimming, baths, treats and family portraits. 

22News spoke with Carmen Dicenso, the Executive Director at Dakin Humane Society, about the fundraiser’s impact on the community.

“Often people coming to us, it’s their first time interacting with Dakin. And then they kind of meet other people that are like-minded, learn about the program and services of the organization and actually stay with us for longer. And I think it’s really that bonding, it’s really easy to bond over the love of animals,” said Dicenso.

The proceeds from the event will help Dakin offset the cost of sheltering, treating and fostering more than 20,000 animals each year. Last year, the event raised around $34-thousand dollars.

Did you attend Barks and Brews? Send photos of your furry friend’s enjoying the event to reportit@wwlp.com!

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