Raising money for man's best friend

WRITTEN BY MEREDITH OLNEY

Kara Sewell

Kara Sewell

You might recognize Kara Sewell better if you were peering at her over the brim of your early morning coffee. Kara is a member of the KWCH 12 morning news team. Now, she has joined another team — the Scruffy Muffins — to raise money and inform people about a very special event.

Woofstock, the Kansas Humane Society’s fundraiser (and the largest fundraiser for them of the year) is gearing up for their 17th annual event. The money raised for Woofstock will go to the Kansas Humane Society to assist them in caring for the 16,000 pets that will come through their doors this year. Individuals and teams signed up to raise funds for the event will attempt to meet the $50,000 goal by Saturday, October 5th. The money raised will go towards vaccinations, providing medical care for sick animals, helping underwrite the cost of pet adoptions, providing spay and neuter surgery for shelter animals and much more.

For those who have seen the impact that the Kansas Humane Society has on the community, getting involved with Woofstock is a no brainer. “There is a huge problem with stray animals and lost animals, [those] that don’t get the proper vaccinations or get spayed or neutered, and with animal mistreatment and abuse,” says Kara, the loving mama to an adorable adopted Pomeranian, Bailey. “Raising money for Woofstock is a great way to help the Humane Society combat these issues.”

Animal lovers from all 
over the city are coming together.

Animal lovers from all over the city are coming together.

You don’t have to have an adopted or rescued animal to get involved with fundraising for Woofstock. The team members of Scruffy Muffins all have lovable pups of their own — some are adopted, others are not. A large percentage are volunteers, working to help their furry friends year round. Indeed, animal lovers from all over the city are coming together for the good of the cause — dog lovers, cat lovers, small pet lovers (you can also adopt gerbils and bunnies from the Kansas Humane Society!) and even those who love animals but cannot have one of their own.

The fun doesn’t stop with the fundraising. Of course, team members, individuals and their pups get to celebrate all their hard work! At the event there will be demonstrations, contests, the Woofstock Walk, Ruff Races, Doggie Musical Chairs, a Best Dressed Contest, shopping, food vendors, live music from Poultry ‘N Motion and more!

More info • • •


The 17th annual Woofstock will start at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday, October 5th,
kicking off with the Woofstock Walk, and go until 3:00 P.M.
Free Admission | Fundraisers who raise $25 or more and kids under 12
General Admission | $5 donation to KHS
VIP Admission | $25 donation to KHS
Sedgwick County Park | 6300 W 13th St. N. Wichita, KS 67205
woofstock.kintera.org

 
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