Wagapalooza, the Animal Care Center’s zany and anything but typical dog show, will be held today, Saturday, May 20th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Winston Wells Ball Field in Cruz Bay. This very cool event is a fundraiser for the ACC, an organization near and dear to our hearts here at News of St. John.
As in past years, classes to be judged include Best Old Timer, Best Costume, Best Adult Handler, Best Look Alike (to owner), Best Shelter Rescue, Babe Award, as well as Waga King and Queen.
There will be grilled burgers and hot dogs, as well as a full bar at the event (for purchase of course). There will also be face painting, a photo booth, an ice cream cart, as well as a great raffle that includes items like boat trips, jewelry, gift certificates from many of our island’s businesses, hotel and resort stays, and fabulous dinners at our fine island restaurants. You can purchase raffle tickets at the event or beforehand at the ACC and St. John Hardware.
Admission is free; however if you’d like to register your dog for the show, it’s $20 per class or three classes for $50 ($25 per class at the door). Children under 16 are half price, but must be accompanied by an adult.
As always, all proceeds from the event go directly to the ACC. Monies raised are used to keep the shelter open, medicate the cats and dogs, fund travel to send the animals to their “forever homes” and to purchase food for the ACC’s feeding stations which are located throughout the island and help St. John’s homeless kittens and cats.