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Berkshire Humane Society
214 Barker Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-447-7878. ext. 33
jperreault@berkshirehumae.org

For Immediate Release….

Berkshire Humane Society’s 18th Annual Woofstock Has a New Location
Put on your most comfy shoes and grab your best canine buddy – or two! Once again, it’s time for “Woofstock,” Berkshire Humane Society’s (BHS) annual dog walk. Held on Sunday, September 15, this year’s popular fundraiser that benefits the shelter’s homeless animals and community programs will take place at a new and scenic location – Richmond Pond at Camp Russell in Richmond, MA.

“Woofstock 2013” is a great opportunity to not only raise money for BHS but also have a fun and very affordable outing with your dogs, friends, and family members. Starting with a Pancake Breakfast, from 8am-11am, the event offers a full day of vendors, demonstrations, games, raffles, a bouncy house and other activities for kids and dogs, and, of course, a lovely walk around Richmond Pond, which begins at 11am. Great prizes will also be awarded to individual walkers and teams of walkers who collect the most pledges.

So far, the list of organizations and businesses that will be attending “Woodstock 2013” includes Allen Heights Veterinary Hospital, Benson’s Pet Center, Berkshire County Pet Sitters Network, Kamp Ketchum, Heartland Golden Retriever Rescue and Therapy Dogs, Love Us And Leave Us, Marki’s French Fries & Fried Dough, Starbucks, True Balance Animal Wellness, and Western MA D.A.R.T. Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog Testing will also be available for a fee.

Because BHS is caring for a record number of animals this summer, your participation in “Woofstock 2013” is especially important. To help, pick up a pledge form from your local veterinary office, a pet supply store, Berkshire Humane Society, or Purradise. (Or visit berkshirehumane.org to download one.) Then ask friends, neighbors, and family members to sponsor you. Because “Woofstock 2013” is a pleasant stroll around Richmond Pond and not a multi-mile walk, BHS suggest that pledges be based on the entire course. “Woofstock 2013” is a great opportunity to not only raise money for BHS but also have a fun and very affordable outing with your dogs, friends, and family members. Starting with a Pancake Breakfast, from 8am-11am, the event offers a full day of vendors, demonstrations, games, raffles, a bouncy house and other activities for kids and dogs, and, of course, a lovely walk around Richmond Pond, which begins at 11am. Great prizes will also be awarded to individual walkers and teams of walkers who collect the most pledges.
Any amount would be appreciated, and you can participate with or without a dog.

Feline lovers….don’t be left out! You can also raise money in honor or memory of your beloved cat or cats, all of which will be used to help the orphaned felines in our care at BHS and Purradise.

BHS is a privately funded shelter that receives no public money from any local, state or federal sources. Fundraisers, such as “Woofstock 2103,” are essential for its survival. Please consider helping BHS continue its work by supporting this important event. For more information about “Wolfstock 2013,” call 447-7878, ext. 31, or visit our website – berkshirehumane.org

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