Well folks, we are super excited to tell you that the Animal Care Center is holding its annual Wagapalooza event this weekend. The fundraiser is the ACC’s first since the storms and will raise much-needed funds for an organization that has done so much for our island, especially over the past eight months.
Wagapalooza is the ACC’s zany and anything but typical dog show. It will be held this Saturday, May 19th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Winston Wells Ball Field in Cruz Bay.
We’re assuming that, 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 food and drinks available for purchase, as well as a great raffle that includes items like boat trips and gift certificates from many of our island’s businesses.
Everyone is invited to attend, as are all of your furry friends. But please, keep your dogs on a leash if they attend the event.
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.
The ACC evacuated 200 dogs following hurricanes Irma and Maria (with the help of Kenny Chesney of course). It typically adopts out 50 dogs every year. Its work has been simply amazing, and that is a huge credit to the ACC’s board of directors, its staff and most notably its director Ryan Moore. Ryan was featured in People Magazine last year following the storms. Click here to read that article.