4/19/2014 5:56 PM
by Mike Bundt
The Easter Bunny is spreading smiles this afternoon, surrounded by other four-legged animals.
The Humane Society of Raleigh County hosted their second annual Easter party this afternoon. After an Easter egg hunt kicked off the party, kids were given the opportunity to take a picture with the Easter bunny and pet the dogs at the shelter. Erica Stock says that the event is a good way to promote local awareness of the humane society.
"We wanted to open it up to the community. A lot of people aren't aware that they shelter is here, and they never stop by to see us, so we thought we could have a free, open event like this then the community would come out and visit and meet some of our animals and possibly adopt somebody."
Organizers say their success over the last two years means plans for a third party will be in the works.