Dogs, cats and a big Easter Bunny bring spring spirit to Humane Society

Apr 1, 2023

DARTMOUTH - Dartmouth's Humane Society & Shelter was hoppy to host the Easter Bunny at their fourth annual Easter fundraiser on April 1. 

Pets and their human parents trickled in to get their photo taken with the Easter Bunny and participate in the raffle that will raise money for the shelter.

More than 50 baskets were donated by local businesses and individuals. Basket themes ranged from baking to lottery tickets and of course, there were many pet-themed baskets with food and toys.

“We’re getting slammed today, we had a really good turnout this year,” said Melinda Ventura, Director of the Humane Society. 

This was the first time the shelter was able to put on its annual Easter event since the pandemic. 

People were happy to step back and let their pets be the stars of the show.  

Some animals were more willing than others to get their photos taken. Luckily there were treats on hand to encourage even the most finicky of pets. 

Charlie, a less than impressed bulldog, insisted that his owner Michelle Pacheco accompany him for the photos. 

Pacheco explained that this was an improvement from his previous photo opportunities when he outright refused to pose with Santa.  

All in all, the shelter was a hop-pening place to be.

Organizers from The Humane Society & Shelter said they are eager to put on more events in the future.