The Lee County Humane Society has a great slogan, “Where Best Friends Meet”. Their mission statement values the advancement of humane treatment and encourages pet owners to take their responsibilities seriously in looking after their adopted pet. Their vision is to lead the way in supporting and advocating the animals in the wider community.
People can get involved in a number of ways through their volunteer program or by joining their board of directors. The Lee County Humane Society rely heavily on donations from local businesses and the public and they also operate a Spay and Neuter Your Pet program which assists people on a low-income budget. The Lee County Commission, Auburn City Council, Opelika City Council and Smiths Station City Council finance the program in order to reduce pet overpopulation. This is a fabulous animal shelter that works in the community to re-home unwanted, abandoned and neglected animals.
The Auburn Valley Humane Society is another excellent establishment in the area that enriches the lives of many companion animals. Their vision is to advance animal welfare in the community. They have a lovely mission statement that incorporates their values and integrity in all that they do. Volunteers join together to offer services in dog training, education and spay and neutering operations. They also have a thrift shop where all proceeds go towards the upkeep of the shelter and to the well-being of the animals. The staff at Auburn Valley Humane Society are very friendly and supportive. Look out for the many events that they hold throughout the year.
This is an annual event held in August each year. It features a 3km to 5km walk around Roegner Park. You can dress up in your favorite outfit and have some fun with your furry friend! You'll also find Muttsicle Chairs along with a range of different entertainment at the event. Check out the many pet-friendly businesses and be sure to have a good time with your family and fur baby. This year they raised $26,000 towards the cost of animal vaccinations and medical supplies and microchips. It's a fun day that supports a truly grrr-eat cause!
This is a gala-style event that is sure to be a barking good time! Attendees get to wear crazy dog costumes, eat from a selection of doggy food vendors, enter competitions and show off their skills. There really is something for everyone! The gala boasts a dog tie-dye, a dog treat station, a bouncy house and a bean bag toss, making it great for the kids as well. All pet vendors at the event give away free samples and coupons to help connect with the community. Come and see what all of the fuss is about!
This is a paw-tastic way to encourage your children to read! Bring your wagging friend and your kids to enjoy an afternoon of reading your favorite book to your doggy or to the animal shelter pets. You're sure to have lots of laughter and lots of fun while you are there. This dog event is held every month at the Lee County Humane Society Animal Shelter. It is free to enter and is open to the residents of Auburn, Alabama. Visit their website to sign up today! It's seriously a paw-fect way to spend the day!
You won't want to skip this absolutely beautiful park! It has two sections allocated for dogs to romp off-leash; one is for smaller dogs and the other is for larger dogs. It is a very well maintained park with a designated council keeping the grounds tidy. The rest of the park is open to dogs as well, if you wish to take advantage of the many walking trails. Just remember to bring your pooch's leach to explore these parts. It is a very scenic park with lots to see in its natural environment.
Town Creek Park is situated on 1150 S Gay Street and is a very beautiful park! Come take a stroll on the almost mile-long walking trail, and keep an eye out for an extra trail that's being built around the massive pond. The park is surrounded by woods, making it a natural haven within the town. The area is rentable, and makes for an excellent party venue that is totally pup-friendly! There's nothing better than having all of your loved ones - furry and non-furry - with you when you celebrate!