‘Pawesome’ Woofstock event raises money for Human Society

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It’s a fetching day for the Humane Society of North Western Pennsylvania as they took the bite for a good cause.

It’s an event for the entire family, from four legged friends all the way up.

Everyone was going ‘mutts’ for the ‘pawsome’ Woofstock event, raising money for the work the Humane Society does everyday.

Nicole Bawol says, “It’s Woofstock. It’s a totally epic, fun festival for our community and our four-legged friends to participate in.”

Bawol, executive director of the Humane Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania, says for the past four years, thousands of people came out for their annual open house.

But this year, for the 124th anniversary of the Humane Society, she says they wanted to go bigger.

Proceeds from this tail waggin’ good time go directly into helping the homeless pets at the Humane Society.

Bawol says, “All go back to helping to shelter, feed, provide vaccinations and surgeries to all the shelter pets that come to our organization. The pet over population is astronomical. So if we can help to minimize that, we just make sure all our pets are taken care of with our part-time vets here on staff at the shelter.”

Woofstock also included a battle of the bands, local food and ice cream, activities for both kids and dogs and vendors.

People say they came out Saturday to help support the humane society and all that they do for our four-legged friends.

Sylwia Bajek says, “It’s a very important thing for the community and the dogs and just support them. I think every dog deserves a loving home.”

Dan Eaton says, “Well, there’s a lot of dogs out there that need a good home. And we had a rescue dog and we just absolutely love her. We think that she’s the one that rescued us. She’s just a part of our family and definitely that’s the way to go, especially through a good organization like the humane society.”

Bawol says this event is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the humane society.

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