Barktoberfest Raises More Than $12,000 to Help Area Pets and Their Owners

Barktoberfest Raises More Than $12,000 to Help Area Pets and Their Owners

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There was no shortage of adorable pups at this year’s Barktoberfest, a fundraiser to benefit the Coalition to Unchain Dogs, a nonprofit that works to help local families in underserved communities access critical services for their pets. The event featured contests – including best trick, a costume and kissing contest – games, several raffles, a photo booth, pet vendors, food trucks and local beer and cider at Durham Central Park. More than $12,000 was raised for the organization, which has built fences for more than 2,100 dogs and provided spay/neuter surgeries and other medical care to nearly 4,300 pets since its founding in 2007.

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Amanda MacLaren
Amanda MacLaren is the executive editor of Durham Magazine. Born in Mesa, Ariz., she grew up in Charlotte and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, majoring in journalism. She’s lived in Durham for five years now. When she’s not at work, you can usually find her with a beer in hand at Fullsteam, Dain’s Place or Bull City Burger or getting takeout from Chubby’s.