Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, Inc.
7th Annual Woof-A-Palooza

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What is Woof?
Woof-A-Palooza is a one mile dog walk to benefit Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, Inc. (CARE). You and your pet will have a howling good time as you enjoy the activities, contests, demonstrations, and refreshments. Available adoptable dogs will be at Woof!!! Why Woof?
All CARE animals are fostered by volunteer foster caregivers. CARE provides both routine medical care such as vaccinations, deworming, and spay/neuter and more extraordinary medical care such as heartworm treatment and special needs operations.

While adoption fees cover much of the very basic medical care, they do not cover additional treatments that some animals require. We count on events like this to help fund the extra needed treatment for animals with special needs. CARE thanks you for your support of this event.

When is Woof?
Saturday, September 27, 2008
10am-2pm - Rain or Shine

Where is Woof?
Central Carolina Community College
764 West St., Pittsboro NC 27312-8822
Click here for a map

Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors

Event Schedule
10:00am-11:00am: Registration
11:00am-12:00pm: Walk
12:00pm-12:30pm: Contests:
    Best Trick, Biggest/Smallest Bark,
    Pet/Owner Lookalike (Junior/Senior)
    Largest/Smallest Dog, Best Retriever
    Best Dressed Dog Fashion Show
12:30pm-2:00pm: Demonstrations & entertainment

Vendors will have food and cool stuff to purchase.
Woof Guidelines
  • All dogs must wear an identification tag and be on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times.
  • All dogs must be current on vaccinations and proof of rabies vaccination is required.
  • No vicious dogs or dogs in heat.
  • Walkers must scoop after their dogs.
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Consider the age of your pet before entering. Ask yourself "Is my dog up for a 1 mile walk?"
Woof Prizes for Top Donations First Prize:
  • Two Carolina Panthers v Detroit Lions tickets - Sunday, November 16th at 1:00 PM (Section 510, Row 3, Seats 10 and 11 ($102 face value)
  • $50 gift certificate to Carolina Brewery & Grill - Pittsboro
  • $25 gift certificate to The City Tap - Pittsboro
  • $25 gift certificate to Twig - Chapel Hill
Second Prize:
  • $50 gift certificate to Carolina Brewery & Grill - Pittsboro
  • $25 gift certificate to The City Tap - Pittsboro
  • $25 gift certificate to Twig - Chapel Hill
Third Prize:
  • $50 gift certificate to Carolina Brewery & Grill - Pittsboro
  • $25 gift certificate to The City Tap - Pittsboro
How to Woof
Register online in CARE store or use the registration form in the Woof-A-Palooza brochure.

Fees: $25 per dog
Early bird special before 9/13: $20 per dog

Free t-shirt with registration.

Ask relatives, friends, and co-workers to join you on your walk or sponsor you to walk. Walk together, bring your pets, and enjoy the day. Don't worry if you don't have a dog - you can walk one of our foster dogs!

Get some sponsors for your walk. Use the donation form in the Woof-A-Palooza brochure to collect for the animals. Be sure and enter your donation first on the list.

Come, walk, and enjoy the day. Enter our contests and activities. Shop at our great vendors.
7th Annual Woof-A-Palooza a Success!

For Immediate Release
Contact: Karen Sirls
(919) 542-5757

Pittsboro, NC - Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, Inc. (C.A.R.E.) held its 7th Annual Woof-A-Palooza dog walk fundraiser on Saturday, September 27, 2008 in Pittsboro at Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro. This one-mile dog walk fundraiser raises money to support the expenses of cats and dogs in volunteer foster homes. The animals of C.A.R.E. are rescued from the Chatham County Animal Shelter or the local community and live in volunteer foster homes until they are adopted by a permanent, loving home. Over 100 animal lovers participated on Saturday morning ignoring the threat of rain. Pittsboro Mayor Randy Voller kicked off the event by issuing a Resolution from the Town of Pittsboro declaring Saturday, September 27th, Woof-A-Palooza Day! The Mayor and his wife, Leslie, led the walk with their two beautiful chocolate labs.

The top fundraiser was Laura DeGraff who raised over $1,300, followed by Karen Sirls, then Chay Broadway and Adrienne Kittle. They received gift certificates to The Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro, The City Tap in Pittsboro and Twig in Chapel Hill.

Pam Fulk, President of C.A.R.E.s board of directors remarked, A big thank you goes out to the friends of C.A.R.E. that came out for the walk. Their financial support makes a huge difference in the lives of animals in Chatham County. Additionally, Karen Sirls and Jennie Boone did a wonderful job leading and organizing this event. Their passion for C.A.R.E. was evident in every aspect of the planning. Thank you to Karen and Jennie for making this the most successful Woof-A-Palooza! Everything was perfect!

C.A.R.E.s corporate sponsors were responsible in large part for the financial success of this critical fundraiser for C.A.R.E. C.A.R.E. would like to thank the sponsors of the event. There were four levels of sponsorship available: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Platinum Sponsor: Wal-Mart Super Center, Siler City. Gold Sponsors: Doggie Spa & Day Care, Godon Construction, Inc., Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Hope Crossing Animal Hospital, Pittsboro Animal Hospital and Tim Dittenhoefer. Silver Sponsors: Cats Paw Canvas, Dog Training with Claire Apple, Not Now Kato! Fine Art Studio, Briar Chapel by Newland Communities, Heartwood Realty and Mulberry Farm. Bronze Sponsors: By the Brook Productions, Carolina Brewery & Grill, Tedi Vail Realtor, Chatham Wellness Center, Cloud Star Corporation, Cole Park Veterinary Hospital, Companion Camp LLC, Country Farm & Home Supply, Curves of Pittsboro, DDB Enterprises, Tysor Veterinary Clinic, Dogwood Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort, Jordan Lake Animal Hospital, Hill Creek Veterinary Hospital, Lynn Hayes Properties, Realtor, Maxs Dog Wash & Snack Shack, Ricky Spoon Builders, Inc, Sunny Acres Pet Resort, Pittsboro Discount Drug and Pittsboro Feed.

C.A.R.E. has been making a difference in the lives of animals for over 30 years. Chatham Animal Rescue and Education was originally founded in 1975 as Chatham Humane Society. Without the financial support of generous, civic minded corporate sponsors, individual pledges and volunteers, they would not be able to save the lives of animals in Chatham County. Please visit their website at if you would like more information. Donations can be mailed to C.A.R.E., P.O. Box 610, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Woof-a-Palooza 2008 Picture Gallery

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