Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, Inc.
8th 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 19, 2009
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
Coming soon...

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 place: Choice of 18x18 or 16x20 Custom Pet Portrait by Kristen Blackwell Designs , $50 gift certificate to Carolina Brewery ; $20 gift certificate to Vespertine
  • Second place: Animal Communication Class taught by Tera Thomas at Hummingbird Farm, $50 gift certificate to Carolina Brewery, $25 gift certificate to Twig plus mini flashlight
  • Third Place: One free private training session by Lisa Mayhew of Attagirl! K9 , $50 gift certificate to Carolina Brewery
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 9/5: $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.
8th Annual Woof-A-Palooza a Success!

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

Pittsboro, NC: Chatham Animal Rescue and Education, Inc. (CARE) held its 8th Annual Woof-A-Palooza dog walk fundraiser on Saturday, September 19, 2009 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 CARE 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 150 animal lovers participated on Saturday morning ignoring the threat of rain. They were entertained by Matt Daniels playing live acoustic music and by Corporal Matt Morrison of the Criminal Enforcement Team and Valerie Broadway of Canine Coaching Services.

Pittsboro Mayor Randy Voller kicked off the event by issuing a Resolution from the Town of Pittsboro declaring Saturday, September 19th, "Woof-A-Palooza Day!" The Mayor led the walk with one of his chocolate Labrador retrievers along with three generous young adults - Hope Anderson (age 9), Jamie Nadasky (age 8) and Lilly Lennard (age 4). Donations were collected at their last birthday party for the animals of CARE. Instead of having others give to them - they each chose to give to the animals of CARE instead.

The top fundraiser for this year's walk was Laura DeGraff who raised over $1,700 in personal pledges, followed by Karen Sirls, Cathy Holt and Patti Liegl. They received gift certificates to The Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro as well as gift certificates to Kristen Blackwell Designs and Vespertine, Hummingbird Farm and Twig or Attagirl! K9.

Pam Fulk, President of CARE's board of directors remarked, "A huge thank you goes out to the friends of CARE that came out for the walk as well as the corporate sponsors. Their financial support makes a huge difference in the lives of animals in Chatham County- especially in this challenging economy. The demands for CARE's services have increased dramatically this year. The all volunteer fundraising committee's passion for CARE was evident in every aspect of the planning for this critical event. Thank you to the entire committee for making this the most successful Woof-A-Palooza! Everything was stellar!"

CARE's corporate sponsors played a critical role in financial success of this fundraiser for CARE. CARE would like to thank the sponsors of the event and asks that you please support these civic minded businesses. There were four levels of sponsorship available: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Platinum Sponsor: Wal-Mart Super Center, Siler City. Gold Sponsors: Amanda, Derek and Evan Dittenhoefer, Doggie Spa & Day Care, Godon Construction, Inc., Hope Crossing Animal Hospital, and Employees of LIPOSCIENCE. Silver Sponsors: Cat's Paw Canvas, Companion Camp, Kristin Blackwell Designs, Mulberry Farm, Pittsboro Animal Hospital, and Pittsboro Discount Drug. Bronze Sponsors: By the Brook Films, Canine Coaching Services, Carolina Brewery & Grill, Chatham Veterinary Services, Cloud Star Corporation, Cole Park Veterinary Hospital, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry & Walston, Country Farm & Home Supply, Curves of Pittsboro, DDB Enterprises, Matt Daniels, Food 4 Fidos, Lynn Hayes, Hill Creek Veterinary Hospital, Hummingbird Farm, Jordan Lake Animal Hospital, K9 Kindercare, the photography of meg daniels, Phydeaux Pets, Pittsboro Feed, Sunny Acres Pet Resort, Theye Electric, Inc., Tysor Veterinary Clinic, Tedi Vail - Realtor, and Tim and Meredith Weiner.

CARE 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 CARE, P.O. Box 610, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

The 9th annual Woof-A-Palooza will be held on September 18th, 2010. Mark your calendars!

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