On July 27th, the Vanderburgh Humane Society is turning into "Pawgwarts" for a fun themed adoption event! 


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If you're a fan of Harry Potter, or just a sucker for cute animals and puns, you're going to love this family friendly event the VHS is putting on!  July 27th from 12-4, the VHS is turning into Pawgwarts and that means a lot of fun and magic for you to enjoy, while helping out the sweet critters of the VHS!

Here's what the VHS has to say about the upcoming event:

On Saturday, July 27, 2019 the Vanderburgh Humane Society will be transformed into Pawgwarts for a themed adoption event from 12:00-4:00!

Enjoy "10 Galleons" ($10) off all adoptions, plus spin the wheel for a chance to win additional money off! Over 400 animals available for adoption. Many of them will be Sorted into Hogwarts Houses based on their personalities to help you find the perfect match!


Enjoy themed vendors such as:


  • Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library activity (free!)
  • Live owls & education at the “Owlery” with Talon Trust (free!)
  • Live snakes & education at "Slitherin' House" by Wesselman Woods (free!)
  • Vegan food offerings by Flourish Plant-Based Eatery ($)
  • Anna Banana Slime Company selling HP-themed slimes ($)
  • Themed refreshments including cold butterbeer and treats from the Hogwarts Express trolley ($)
  • Smarty Pints Trivia - answer HP trivia questions for your chance to win prize packages (free!)
  • Care of Magical Creatures with Pet Supplies Plus - enter to win a $50 PSP gift card (free!)

Kids' Activities:


  • Adopt Your Plush Hogwarts Pet station – cat, owl, or toad ($10 cash to participate)
  • "Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them" Scavenger Hunt ($5 cash to participate)

Admission is FREE but families are encouraged to bring cash for food, activities, and/or merchandise. Kids, dogs, and costumes are welcome.

Purchase a $10 tennis ball for the Fluffy 2K Fetch, sponsored by NFP Clippinger, for your chance to win $500! One of our "three-headed" shelter dogs will fetch the winning ball. You do NOT have to be present to win, and can purchase as many as you like! Call (812) 426-2563 extension 218 to purchase yours in advance!

Multiple ways to make a monetary donation to benefit the animals:

-          Throw some cash in your House’s vase to help win the House Cup! Can’t attend? Donate to the House Cup Facebook fundraiser in advance here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/713980745725743/10157388318999334/.

-          Grab a Hogwarts letter out of the Dursleys’ fireplace, containing a donation amount between $5 and $20. Whatever amount is in your envelope, you get to donate!

Crossover VHS-HP T-shirts will be available for purchase!

Shop "Diagon Alley" at the Happy Tails Resale Shop!

VHS is also a Greenhouse location in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite! Return Foundables and stock up on much-needed seeds & ingredients!


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