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Head on down to Woofstock

By ROBERT LINNEHAN | The Voorhees Sun

Was your dog Napoleon Bonaparte in a past life? Do you have unresolved questions about where deceased Fido might have buried your television remote control? Bring your pooch down to the Voorhees Animal Orphanage “Woofstock” fund raiser and all of questions will be answered.

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The 14th annual “Woofstock” fund raiser will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Connolly Park. Christine Todd, event coordinator and volunteer at the Voorhees Animal Orphanage, said the annual event will again feature esteemed “animal communicator” Dr. Liz Severino and her ability to communicate with all types of pets.

“Liz Severino, a pet communicator, will be there again this year and will be donating what she takes in to the animal orphanage. She’s an animal communicator, and, to my understanding, she will talk to the human parents who can ask her questions about their current pet or pets who are deceased,” Todd said. “She’s the John Edwards of animals. She’s very interesting, very knowledgeable and she has a huge following.”

Along with supernatural fun, visitors will be able to experience the usual crafters and vendors present at the fund raiser. Todd said several other animal orphanages will also be present and there will be many wonderful pets up for adoption.

The VAO typically brings about 10 to 15 dogs and cats that are up for adoption to meet with visitors.

More than 15 nonprofit groups will set up booths at the fund raiser, Todd said. Also, a full raffle table will be available and visitors can buy tickets for more than 50 gift baskets donated from local residents, businesses, and crafters.

Michael Lazar of DJ Entertainment will be playing music all day during the event.

“We also are going to have pet contests and prizes. We have the hippest pet contest, the cutest canine couple, the dog with the longest ears and the best kisser,” Todd said. “We generate a lot of interest in those, it’s really fun. “

The Voorhees Police K-9 Unit will also hold a special demonstration at 1 p.m. The Camden County animal response team will also make an appearance at the fund raiser.

Food and refreshments will also be provided courtesy of CulinArt.

The event tends to draw over 1,200 visitors each year, Todd said, and typically brings in about $40,000 to $50,000 for the orphanage. Admission is just $1 and children under 12-years of age and senior citizens are admitted for free.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their own dogs to enjoy the fund raiser with them, Todd said.

For more information, please contact Todd at (609) 743–6444.


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