The Humane Society of Southwest Missouri is hosting a drive-thru trunk or treat in association with the U.S. Army’s Springfield North Recruiting Office.
Due to ongoing safety concerns for COVID-19, the Halloween trunk or treat has been changed to be mostly drive-thru.
The event takes place from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the Humane Society shelter, 3161 W. Norton Road. Candy is free and hot dogs and hamburgers will be $1 and $2, respectively.
Volunteers handing out candy will be wearing gloves and masks. Army members cooking hot dogs and hamburgers will be wearing full PPE.
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In addition to these tasty treats, the Humane Society is offering a $25 discount for adult dogs’ adoption fees as well as other retail specials.
Annually, the shelter finds homes for more than 4,000 animals. The Humane Society of Southwest Missouri relies solely on donor funding for support, so they rely on events like these.
“The fact that we haven’t able to have events or basically anything to bring in funds to the shelter has been hard,” said Karen Foutch, director of development at Humane Society of Southwest Missouri. “Not only do we want everyone having fun and we want to give back to the community, but we also need the community.”