Bring out your four-legged friends and join the City of Evansville for the First Annual Howl O' Ween at Oak Hill Cemetery benefiting the Spirit Medical Fund.


What Is The Spirit Medical Fund?

The Spirit Medical Fund helps with medical care expenses for stray, homeless and abandoned animals that arrive at Evansville-Vanderburgh Animal Care & Control. From

The SPIRIT MEDICAL FUND 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.  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 was the beginning of the SPIRIT MEDICAL FUND.

How Can You Help?

Responsible pet owners are invited to bring their special 4-legged friend to the 1st Annual Howl O’ Ween at Oak Hill Cemetery on October 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The suggested donation to participate in the event is $5. A Halloween Costume Contest will begin at 1 p.m. The suggested donation to take part in the contest is $5. All proceeds will be benefiting the Spirit Medical Fund.

Prizes will be given away at the end of the event with the help of a few celebrity judges. The public is encouraged to come out and support Howl O’ Ween even if you do not own a little furry friend. Dogs and cats from Animal Care’s Control will be available for “temporary” adoption for the afternoon or maybe even permanently, if you’d like to give them a forever home.

“This is a great event for all the animal lovers within Evansville and other surrounding areas,” said Evansville Superintendent of Cemeteries Chris Cooke. “It’s the perfect opportunity to donate money and show support for all the animals in need.”

City of Evansville/Spirit Medical Fund