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Care for Dogs Woofstock festival on January 21: a colorful get-together event for the whole family
Chiang Mai, Thailand's leading dog rescue shelter, the Care for Dogs Foundation, to present a family-fun celebration and fundraising event: "Woofstock 2012 - a Festival for Dogs and People".
Woofstock will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Happy Gambol’s dog training and boarding facility located in Mae Rim on the road to the PTIS International School. Admission is free.
Care for Dogs has announced that several community businesses are donating a wide range of prizes for two Lucky Draws to be held during the event to help raise funds for the Foundation. Music, games, a kids’ handicraft and art center all with a doggie flair, a story-teller, magician Nick Wiszynski performing his magic and singer Ana Gracey entertaining us during the lunch hour are among the featured attractions.
The event will also feature dog agility and behavioral and puppy training demonstrations by Happy Gambol owners Patrick and Nok presented throughout the day, as well as dog walking sessions, competitions, a dog bathing station, homemade doggie treats, local pet food and supplies and Care for Dog’s very own veterinarian offering health advice, vaccinations and heartworm prevention. And what is a Care for Dogs event without their famous puppies! Vaccinated, healthy bundles of fluff will be on display for families looking for that new addition – so come prepared to have your heart melt!
Healthy and yummy vegetarian food options prepared by “A Taste of Heaven” Restaurant, PTIS’s Young Farmers and other local vendors, homemade lemonade, soft drinks, and beer and wine will be on sale throughout the event. Gourmet ice cream, coffees and cakes from “Icedea” and “Butter is Better” are available for those looking for the sweeter things in life.
Rest assured that all proceeds generated from Woofstock activities, raffle sales, T-shirt sales, and other resale items will go to the Care for Dogs rescue shelter. Plus, two Chiang Mai International Schools working to help the temple dogs in their communities, PTIS Hand to Paw Temple Outreach and NIS Care for Dogs Temple Aid, will have activities and items for sale to help generate funds for their programs.
Woofstock is sponsored by the many dedicated volunteers from the Care for Dogs Foundation, The Happy Gambol and members of Chiang Mai’s U.S. Consulate community.
The Care for Dogs Foundation is a non-profit organization and our community’s leading rescue shelter working diligently 365 days a year to sterilize, vaccinate, treat and care for Chiang Mai’s injured, neglected and ill street and temple dogs. As a resident or visitor to Chiang Mai, you may not be a dog lover or pet owner, but surely recognize the necessity of the effort being done to make our community a better place for both humans and animals. Please come support us –for together we can make a difference!
For more information about Woofstock, please visit Care for Dogs at http://www.carefordogs.org or our Facebook page. Call 084-752-5255 (English) or 086-913-8701 (Thai).
A map to The Happy Gambol can be found at http://www.thehappygamboldogs.com
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The Care for Dogs Foundation is a non-profit organization located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The objectives of the shelter are reducing the overpopulation of street and temple dogs through sterilization /spaying /sterilization programs and adoptions; running of a rescue center for puppies and dogs (which is used for adoptions, after-care from surgery/sterilization, or for transitional rescue for dogs that are threatened of being killed); improving the health status of homeless dogs (through vaccinations, organizing medical care in cooperation with vets, feeding programs)
The Foundation further helps people help their dogs through cooperation with monks and employees of temples to improve the situation of the temple dogs; provides information to dog owners about sterilizations and medical care; school education activities to make the younger generation more aware of animal welfare.