The Tri-County Humane Society held their biggest fundraiser, the Woofstock Companion Walk, Saturday in Wilson Park, featuring approximately 500 pet lovers and their dogs.
Gina Fox, the education director for the Tri-County Humane Society said, “Woofstock is one of our very biggest and most fun fundraising events for the year. I’ve been doing this for four or five years now, and it never gets old.”
The walk was free and open to the public, but also had many different booths of games, arts and crafts, food, a dunk tank, face painting, silent auctions and more. Some exhibitors displayed booths featuring their products and services.
Some of the popular contests, included a hot dog eating contest and a costume contest for both pets and people.
All of these efforts went towards donations for the Tri-County Humane Society, which is a non-profit, independent animal shelter.
“Pet parents really are a special community,” Fox continued. “Everyone in this community is so very generous. We are not funded by the state or federal government at all, we are 100 percent funded by donations and by our adoption fees.”
“Doing events like this, and being able to be out with the community members is really priceless, because they are our lifeblood,” Fox said.