CPHS Pints for Pets set for May 10 at PNG Field

The 2014 Pints for Pets Brewfest to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society will be held on May 10 at the Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona.

Session 1 will be from 1 to 4 p.m., and Session 2 will be from 6 to 9 p.m.

Last year, the event raised $90,000 for the CPHS shelter. In its six-year history, it has raised $450,000.

More than 3,000 people attended last year.

More than 90 breweries from around the world join together to offer many craft and import brews for sampling.

Tickets will be $35 for Session 1 and $40 for Session 2 and are on sale now.

Rick Vanevenhoven, the Brewfest Committee chairman said, “We are adding a lot more breweries this year, and we’re working on a great line-up of bands for entertainment. The brew-fest is held on the mezzanine level of the ballpark. Since the mezzanine is covered, we can hold this event rain or shine. Once again, we promise a great experience for a great cause.”

Jill Reigh, director of outreach and marketing for the CPHS, noted that the shelter welcomes all small animals in need. “Each year, we care for nearly 4,500 homeless animals in the central Pennsylvania area. Thanks to the generous Pints for Pets sponsors and participants, these creatures who cannot speak for themselves have food, water, medicine, love and a warm bed.”

The CPHS’ vision is to meet 100 percent of the needs of every animal that finds their way to the shelter. The CPHS receives no regular funding from any national animal organization or federal, state or local government agency.

All proceeds to the CPHS stay in central Pennsylvania to help care for animals.

For more information, visit pintsforpets.com and also visit on Facebook.