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Spike’s Woods: Dog Exercise and Socialization Yard

Apr 20, 2018 • by Humane Pennsylvania
Partners for a Humane Pennsylvania

Reading, PA— Humane Pennsylvania is excited to announce a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly developed Spike’s Woods: Dog Exercise and Socialization Yard. As a result of a successful Fund a Need campaign during our 2017 Art for Arf’s Sake Auction and in collaboration with Purina, we welcome community members to attend this celebratory occasion alongside state and local leaders.

Spike’s Woods will serve as a socialization and training space for the dogs in the care of the Humane Society of Berks County animal shelter as well as an overall great way for the animals to run about. The new space has undergone a significant beautification process which included the planting of over a dozen new flowering shade trees, the creation of individual training yards, and the installation of seating as well as sun and rain shelters for staff and volunteers.

“Thanks to our expanded veterinary hospital capabilities, we can now address nearly all physical issues impacting the dogs in our care. Behavioral and socialization programming are the cutting edge of making our adoptable pets not merely healthy and happy but also well trained and behaved.  This new facility is the next step in Humane Pennsylvania’s mission to build the best community to be a pet animal anywhere.”

– Karel Minor, President and CEO, Humane Pennsylvania

Show your support for the animals with your presence at the Spike’s Woods ribbon cutting ceremony. Welcoming remarks will be shared by Karel Minor, President and CEO of Humane Pennsylvania, with the official ribbon cutting by Joan Baldino. Joan is a longtime volunteer and supporter of Humane Pennsylvania’s mission. Humane Pennsylvania is located at 1729 N. 11th Street, in Reading. For more information, visit

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