Minden Press-Herald

Oct 02nd

Woofstock benefits four-legged friends


Animal lovers looking to have a good time this weekend while supporting a cause might visit the area's first annual WoofStock.

The event, created Lucky Dog Rescue owner Tina Baskin, is being held from noon to midnight Saturday, May 14 in Homer at the Valhalla.

"There will be so much to do and enjoy," said Baskin. "We have had so much support given to this. We hope people come out and support the animals, plus it is going to be a really fun time."

The event is open to well-behaved leashed pets and persons age 21 and older.

"Among the activities are raffles, auctions, bingo, puppy jail, strut your mutt contest, stupid pet tricks and many others," Baskin said. "Our honored guest will include the USAF Color Guard. We love our animals and our soldiers."

A cover of $10 gets you in to WoofStock, which has a band list including Jesse Eason Acoustical Trio, Soulfish Blues Band, The Two Tones, South Of Heaven, David Shelton, members of American Tragedy and Sweet Moses.

Art created by South Highland Magnet school students will be available for auction.

"It is really amazing what these students created," Baskin said. "We matted and framed the art they created and will be auctioning it off."

Proceeds from WoofStock will go to Lucky Dog Rescue. The rescue has only been in operation a few months, but has been able to rescue and place approximately 120 dogs.

"We have rescued from areas all over north west Louisiana," Baskin said. "You don't have to live in a certain place to adopt from us and we travel to pick up animals in need."

The dogs are given all vaccinations, wormed, and if age appropriate are spayed or neutered before they are placed in their new homes.

"Every animal has a family. It is our job to make sure they find them and get the chance to live long, healthy lives," Baskin said. "So wear your heart on your sleeve and come with a full wallet to donate."

Local animal shelters and organizations will be represented at WoofStock.

"This is National Adoption weekend, so there will be new family members waiting for you to take them home," Basking said. "Also, there will be representatives there letting you know about their organization, what they offer, and maybe you might find one you would like to volunteer for."

The event is open to all non-profit animal groups. Currently Petsavers, Yogi and Friends and Forever Home Bloodhound Sanctuary are planning to be at the event.

For more information visit the WoofStock Facebook page by searching for the "WoofStock 2011" causes page.






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