For a 10th year, crowds of chocolate lovers will descend on downtown Nashville to gather treats, guilt-free.

That’s because the Chocolate Walk is a benefit for the Brown County Humane Society, and the money it raises helps find new homes for more than 95 percent of its strays.

Thirty-three Nashville businesses will become Chocolate Walk stops Saturday, Nov. 11. At each stop, ticket holders will be able to gather a different chocolate treat to eat.

The Chocolate Walk continues to be a major fundraiser for the 51-year-old humane society, which needs $31,000 per month to operate.

In the past 10 years, the event has brought in $207,847, said humane society Treasurer Jane Weatherford.

Chocolate Walk proceeds cover just shy of a month’s worth of expenses, she said.

Last year, the shelter took in more than 700 homeless pets. About 53 percent of stray dogs are reunited with their owners; only about 5 percent of cats are, the society reports.

To help reduce the number of unwanted animals coming into the shelter, the local humane society started the S.P.O.T. program several years ago. It provides spay/neuter services for as little as $1.

All businesses participating in the Chocolate Walk donate their time and the chocolates they serve. Some offer discounts on merchandise to Chocolate Walk participants.

Rides on the Nashville Express train will be free to Chocolate Walkers that day.

Tickets for this event often sell out before it starts — all 1,250 of them. They cost $20 per person until Nov. 1, when the price goes up to $25.

Find a ticket purchase link at bchumane.org/chocolate-walk.

Chocolate Walk stops

1. Brown County Art Gallery. (Pick up prepurchased tickets here starting at 10 a.m.) Guest chocolatier at this stop: The Abe Martin Lodge.

2. Touch of Silver, Gold & Old

3. The Back Porch

4. Nashville Spice Company

5. Brown County Humane Society (on the courthouse lawn)

6. The Woodlands Gallery

7. The Educated Otter

8. Fables and Fairytales

9. Nashville Candy Store

10. Artists Colony Inn & Restaurant

11. Kiss the Cook

12. Dawn’s Nashville House of Jerky

13. Wishful Thinking

14. Nashville General Store and Bakery

15. Casa del Sol

16. Bone Appetit Bakery

17. Nashville Fidge Kitchen

18. Brown County Visitors Center. Guest chocolatier at this stop: Bear Wallow Distillery

19. Sweetea’s Tea Shoppe

20. The Chocolate Moose

21. 4th Sister Vintage

22. Jack & Jill Nut Shop

23. Brown County Playhouse Performing Arts Center

24. The Hobnob Corner Restaurant

25. The Wild Oliver

26. The Candy Emporium

27. Gnaw Bone Bakery & Country Store (at the Village Green Pavilion)

28. Brozinni Pizzeria

29. Common Grounds Coffee Bar & Tea Shoppe

30. Carmel Corn Cottage

31. Brown County Historical Society

32. Friends of the Brown County Public Library

33. Brown County IGA