Woofstock 2015 will bring a low-cost veterinary clinic and a mega-adoption event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Castine Center at Pelican Park, 63350 Pelican Drive Mandeville.
The pet adoption event will feature more than 200 dogs and cats from the St. Tammany Humane Society and other area rescue groups and shelters, including St. Tammany Department of Animal Services, St. Francis Animal Sanctuary, Big Sky Ranch/CATNIP, Animal Assistance League with Slidell Animal Control, Hokie’s Hounds, Humane Society of Louisiana-Magnolia Chapter, Jefferson SPCA and St. Bernard Animal Services.
“We have set a combined goal to find permanent homes for at least 100 animals during the event,” said Dr. Michelle Newfield, interim director of the St. Tammany Humane Society. “We will all be charging the same low adoption fee of $40, and there will be a streamlined adoption process during the event.”
Admission to the festival is free, with activities including canine contests, humane education, children’s entertainment, basket raffles, a Woofstock vendor marketplace, food, drinks and music.
This year’s canine contests include Best Hippie Costume, Best Celebrity Look-alike, Fastest Tail Wag, Cutest Dog, and Best Canine Trick. The winners of each individual contest will then compete for the coveted title of “Best in Show.”
This is the 26th year of the popular event, sponsored by the STHS, which includes low-cost options for routine pet care.
“For the past 26 years, we have held a spring low-cost vaccine clinic, allowing dogs to receive vaccinations, heartworm tests and microchips, while their owners purchase preventatives and take advantage of other services at deeply discounted rates,” Newfield said.
Clinic hours will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Canine annual packages, for $65, include rabies, distemper-hepatitis-parvo-parainfluenza combination and bordetella vaccines along with a heartworm test. Microchips will be offered for $12 each.
Limited supplies of heartworm and flea prevention treatments that have been donated by the manufacturers will be available for purchase for animals that participate in the Woofstock vaccine clinic.
For information, visit www.sthumane.org.