by Dennis Dalman
There is still time to sign up for a pledge form and collect donations for the 26th annual Woofstock Companion Walk, which will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at Wilson Park in St. Cloud.
The walk is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Tri-County Humane Society, which handles more than 3,500 animals every year, trying to find them safe and happy homes.
This year, there will be many new fun features at the event, including “human bowling,” a bouncy house, a hotdog-eating contest (humans and dogs involved) and a dunk tank.
There will also be a costume contest (also involving pets), a kiddie pool, a silent auction, music, exhibits, demonstrations and plenty of games for pets and people. Those who participate, owners and their pets, are encouraged to wear colorful “Woodstock”-style clothing, such as tie-dyed shirts, bandannas, love beads and more – the way young people dressed at the 1969 Woodstock festival. That is where “Woofstock” derives its tongue-in-cheek name.
For more information, visit www.tricountyhumanesociety.org. Or call Marit Ortega, the Society’s manager of fund development, at 320-252-0896, ext. 14.
A dog scampers out in front of the pack as pet-owners participate int he 2013 Tri-County Humane Society Woofstock Companion Walk. This year’s fundraising Woofstock will take place Saturday, Sept. 13 at Wilson Park in St. Cloud.