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Voorhees Animal Orphanage to host ‘Woofstock’

The Voorhees Animal Orphanage is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for animals and people through compassion, respect and education. A nurturing environment of caring and commitment is evident in everything they do.

Since 1988, the animal orphanage has been dedicated to providing shelter, food and medical care to stray and unwanted animals until permanent homes can be found. Each year the animal orphanage takes in nearly 1,500 abandoned, unwanted, stray and owner relinquished animals and rescues hundreds of animals from high kill shelters along the east coast. All of these animals would have been euthanized. Every animal in the shelter receives individual consideration, whether the animals are healthy, elderly, underage, sick or injured. The shelter staff and volunteers care for approximately 150–200 animals on a daily basis.

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Programs include an animal shelter and adoption center, a mandatory spay and neuter program, volunteer opportunities and humane education classes for school children and the general public.

“Woofstock,” the Voorhees Animal Orphanage’s biggest fundraising event of the year, is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Connolly Park on Centennial Blvd. Rain date is Sept. 11.

“Woofstock” will feature festivities for animal lovers of all ages and their leashed pets. Activities will include pet contests, raffles, a book signing by Larry Levin and his dog “Oogy,” and on site microchipping by NJ SPCA for $25. Crafters and vendors are welcome. Members of the hit show “Rescue Ink” will be making an appearance. Music will be provided by Michael Lazar Entertainment.

Admission is a $1 donation, but senior citizens and children under 12 are free.

On Aug. 16, the Camden County Harley Davidson Group, Chapter 3093, will host a fundraiser to benefit the animal orphanage at “On the Border Mexican Grill” located at 4160 Church Rd. in Mt. Laurel.

The Voorhees Animal Orphanage is located at 419 Cooper Rd. For more information about “Woofstock” or the animal orphanage, visit www.theanimalorphanage.org or call 856–627–9111.

**The next free show in our “Summer Twilight Series” will be on Thursday, Aug. 18 (rain date Aug. 19) at 7:30 p.m. at Connolly Park with the first appearance of “Oh What a Night! A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.” Enjoy the hits made famous by those boys from Jersey!


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