Howl for Halloween: Campy Scotty hosts Basset Bash
Published 2:48 pm Friday, October 16, 2015
By JESSA PEASE / Staff Writer
PELHAM— Howwwl-aween is not complete without a costume contest for you and your fur family. If you stop by Camp Scotty Oct. 31, you can do just that and support the Basset Hound Rescue of Alabama.
Basset Bash will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camp Scotty in Pelham. There will be a silent auction, trick-or-treating for both humans and dogs, T-shirt sales, a raffle and more.
“We did Bark in the Park a week ago, everyone was like, ‘Can I go? Can I go?’” said Stephen Scott, owner of Camp Scotty. “Everybody that works here loves animals, so they are looking forward to it.”
All dogs are welcome at the 15th annual Basset Bash for a day full of music, food and Halloween themed fun. Prizes will be awarded for winners of the hotdog catching competition, hotdog and human themed costume contest, longest ears competition and the lowest to the ground competition.
Categories for the costume contest include cutest, scariest, best theme (dog and human together), best group and best overall.
“It’s going to be a good time,” Scott said. “We’ll make it into a really fun time.”
Basset Hound Rescue approached Scott about hosting the event, and Scott said he was happy to help. Full access to the dog baths at Camp Scotty is usually $10, all proceeds from the “doggie spa” will go toward the Basset Hound Rescue.
“We’ve always been helping with pets,” Scott said. “Anytime one for them runs out of food or money we tried to help them.”
McClure Trading, Co. will also be participating in the event next door. The antique resale shop will donate 10 percent of its sales to the Basset Hound Rescue as well.
Vendors and vet technicians will also be present, selling food and supplying microchips for dogs.
Scott said his three dogs will be at the event, in costume, enjoying the festivities.
The event is free for all and all dogs are welcome to attend. For more information, visit Facebook.com/BassetHoundRescueOfAlabama.