Shelter news

Last year at this time, living in Vermont, Gilly was raising money for the Addison County Humane Society by way of their Woofstock walk-a-thon and festival: ACHS is now getting this year’s event underway. You don’t have to have a dog to participate, and if you’re near central Vermont on October 3, it’s a lot of fun. You can also donate to any of the walkers via the ACHS FirstGiving page here.

In honor of ACHS’ great work, here’s a movie of last year’s town walk, FEMA and police dog demonstrations, kissing contests, soliloquy competitions, musical chairs, rubber duckies, adoptees-to-be, and more.

Gilly, by the way, recused himself from judging the contests when the stupid pet tricks part came around: he wanted to compete and win, and he did, by doing every trick he knows in one high-speed and hilarious blur.

I wish I had footage of that!


2 responses to “Shelter news

  1. Here’s the down-low on the upcoming Woofstock, in case anyone’s near central VT:

    “Woofstock 2009

    Please join us for Woofstock 2009
    Annual Walk and Festival for the Animals!
    Saturday, October 3rd
    10am to 2pm On the Middlebury Green

    Woofstock 2009 Grab your pooch and pound the pavement to raise funds for the Addison County Humane Society! On Saturday, October 3rd at 10:00 am on the Green in Middlebury loads of dogs and people alike will gather for a howling good time for the whole family. The event runs from 10am to 2pm, with registration starting at 9:00 am.

    The festival will include vendors, artists, dog agility demonstrations, food, music, lots of fun pet contests, face painting and information tables from other community organizations.

    Great prizes will be awarded for top fundraisers, adults and kids categories. Everyone who raises at least $50 will receive a free ACHS tee-shirt. The walk is a comfortable ½ a mile or so, you do not have to have a dog to participate — in fact volunteer to walk one of our shelter residents.

    You can download our pledge form here or create your own free webpage to raise money for the walk by going to Call the Shelter at 802.388.1100 for additional information.

    Join us a make a difference for the animals in Addison County.”

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