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Email: [email protected]                       Oct. 6th, 2023

News Release


Murray, Utah, Oct. 8, 2023 — Join the Humane Society of Utah (HSU) and Subaru this Sunday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for their first-ever Halloween event, Barktoberfest: A Howl-O-Ween Paws Party. The event will occur at the Humane Society at 4242 South 300 West in Murray, Utah. You can purchase adult tickets in advance for $5 or at the event for $10, including entry for one adult and one dog. Admission for kids is free. The funds generated from this event benefit Utah’s homeless animals. 

This event celebrates the spooky season with fun activities for kids, adults, and pets. At the event, you and your pet can partake in a Halloween costume contest and parade, run your pup on an agility course, show off your pup’s skills in a Trick-n-Treat contest, sample a variety of food trucks and craft beer, and play Halloween Carnival games.

Subaru generously supports Barktoberfest. Brian Friedman, retail marketing manager of Subaru of America, remarked, “Subaru and our retailers believe in being a positive force in the communities in which we live and work, not just with donations, but with actions that set an example for others to follow. Our partnership with the Humane Society of Utah over the past nine years has allowed us to support programs like Barktoberfest that bring pets and people together and raise money for HSU’s important work. Loving pets is part of our DNA at Subaru, so when you visit most of our stores, you will find Dog Parks on-site, treats on the counters, and, in some cases, adopted animals who have become part of the Team!” 

Please note that the HSU’s adoption center will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, due to the event. The adoption center will reopen at 2 p.m. For information about Barktoberfest and other upcoming events, please visit If you cannot attend the event but are still interested in supporting HSU, please visit

Suggested Tweet: Join @utahhumane and other pet lovers for Barktoberfest on Oct. 8. Bring your canine friends along, too! All proceeds raised from this event go toward the animals in their care. 

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About the Humane Society of Utah

The Humane Society of Utah is dedicated to the elimination of pain, fear, and suffering in all animals. Since 1960, the Humane Society of Utah has been sheltering homeless animals, fighting cruelty and neglect, and creating an atmosphere of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals. As the state’s largest private nonprofit animal resource center, the Humane Society Society welcomes any companion animal that can legally be admitted. We work hard to ensure that every healthy and treatable pet that enters the facility will be placed into a loving home. The Humane Society of Utah is a local, independent 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization that does not receive state or government funding and is not a branch of any national organization. It is funded by the contributions of individuals, businesses, and foundations. Read more online at

4242 South 300 West Murray, UT 84107 / 801-261-2919 / / @utahhumane 

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