It may be impossible to count the number of animals the crew at Evansville Animal Control cares for over the course of a given year, so let's just say "a lot." Of course taking care of those animals requires money for food, shelter, and any medical services those animals may need. Money that you can help provide by stopping by the 2019 Spirit Fest tomorrow.

According to a post on the Evansville Police Department's Facebook page, the event benefits the Spirit Medical Fund which "was established after a brave little dachshund mix, later named Spirit, survived a horrific ordeal of animal cruelty. Spirit was found at the Oak Hill Cemetery around Halloween 2000. She had been doused with gasoline, set on fire, and left to die. When found, she was close to death, and although she was in very poor health, she still had the will to live. In order for this to be possible, she needed costly medical treatments. The community reached out and provided us with the needed money."

This year's event will take place from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Evansville Animal Control at 815 East Uhlhorn Street just off First Avenue, across from the Goodwill Store, and will feature a number of pets and animals, pony and horse rides, members of the Evansville Fire Department, the Evansville Police Department's Mounted Horse Patrol, plus music, food, and more.

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