Barktember raises highest donation


Last month’s Barktember event at The Waterpark may have been as fun as a basket of puppies, but it was also a boost to the Humane Society for Hamilton County’s bottom line. The annual event hosted by Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation raised more than $5,000 for the county’s animal shelter, which was presented on Oct. 24.

“We are just thrilled with this partnership that gives dogs and their owners a chance to enjoy one last day at The Waterpark while donating to our facility,” HSHC Executive Director Rebecca Stevens stated. “This level of donation to our shelter is a substantial one that we can really use in light of the increasing number of animals here.”

Dog lovers brought their pets to the Monon Community Center Waterpark on Sept. 7 where they enjoyed live music and water fun throughout the afternoon. Last year’s event raised $1,000.

For information about how to be involved in next year’s event, contact event supervisor Traci Broman at 573-5243 or For information about the Humane Society of Hamilton County, visit