There will be a people-only costume contest for adults later this month, but the focus will be on pets.

Registration is under way for the Leavenworth County Humane Society’s Howl ’n Meow event Oct. 27 at JW Crancer’s, 530 Delaware St.

The focus of the event will be expanding membership and raising money for the agency.

“In past years, we run about 35 or 40 members, but this year, membership is over 80,” said Crystal Swann Blackdeer in a press release. Blackdeer is the executive director of LCHS.

Annual membership in the agency is available for individuals, families, seniors and children. There is also a corporate membership program.

Tickets for the event are $25 per person for members and $50 for non-members.

The event will feature music, beverages, a silent auction and costume contests.

Memberships and tickets are available online at

Tickets also are available at the temporary shelter Mondays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon and Tuesdays and Fridays from 2-6 p.m. The temporary shelter is located at 1205 Rear N. Main St., Lansing.

Memberships can be renewed or purchased on the night of the event at JW Crancer’s.

The event will feature a silent auction. An aerial tour of Leavenworth County is one of the silent auction items. Items for the silent auction are still being accepted.

LCHS, Inc., originally founded in 1885, is the only organization to build and operate a no-kill pet animal shelter to serve all Leavenworth County residents, according to a press release.

For more information about the agency or the event, call 913-250-0506 or send email to