Humane society of Phoenixville hosting two events

Phoenixville Humane Society
Phoenixville Humane Society
Humane Society of Phoenixville
Humane Society of Phoenixville

PHOENIXVILLE — Saturday will feature a full slate of events hosted by the Humane Society of Phoenixville.

Beginning at 9 a.m. and stretching until 3 p.m., the society will provide free rabies and distemper-parvo vaccines for the first 75 dogs brought over to Friendship Fire Company at 423 W. High St.

“In tough economic times, many pet owners feel as though they have to choose between caring for their family or their pets’ needs,” a press release from the organization said. “Humane Pennsylvania has been a leader in developing programs, such as PetNet and AniMeals, so that pet owners hopefully do not have to make that unfortunate choice.”

The goal, according to Humane Pennsylvania’s president and CEO, Karel Minor, is to make giving up a pet the “last resort” and they feel such programs as the free vaccinations will help that.


After the free vaccination event, at the parking lot on the southeastern corner of the intersection of Main and Bridge streets, the society will host its first-ever “Pints for Pups” event in the borough.

For $50 at the door (and $40 through a pre-order), anyone older than 21 years old can come sample “dozens of beers” and also take part in a silent auction, while eating at a buffet and listening to music by The Barren Wells.

Since 2005, the Humane Society of Phoenixville’s parent organization, the Humane Society of Berks County, has held a similar fundraiser.

“We have a lot of fun putting this event on in Berks County, and as we look to expand our animal care programs in the Phoenixville area, it made sense to bring one of our best and biggest events, Pints for Pups, to this area as well,” Minor said.

Anyone who wants to bring their leashed dog is welcome to, according to the organization’s release.

More information can be found at or by calling 610-917-2287.