Woofstock to celebrate 11th year

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On Oct. 5, the Humane Society for Hamilton County will mark the 11th year of its annual Woofstock event.

Proceeds benefit the organization’s Survivor Program, which provides life-saving and emergency care to thousands of animals each year. Officials from HSHC said the number of animals needing care is steadily increasing due to the amount of senior-aged dogs being surrendered and a rise in neglect and major injury cases.

The event will kick off with the Survivor 5K and Dog Walk. In addition to participating in the 5K and vying for trophies, attendees can compete to raise the most funds for the Survivor Program, which is fully funded through donations.

Leading up to the event, individuals, groups and organizations can create teams at WoofstockRocks.com to organize fundraising efforts and to register for the race. A fundraising link can then be shared via email or social media to receive donations and support fundraising teams. Top youth, individual, male, female, corporate and team fundraisers will be awarded prizes. The 5K course can be ran, jogged or walked with leashed pets.

The day will wrap up with a performance by the Dogs of Society: The Ultimate Elton John Rock Tribute Band at 8 p.m. Food trucks, a beer and wine garden and adoptable animals will be on-site. Gates open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at woofstockrocks.com for $10.

Registration for the Survivor 5K and Dog Walk is $45 per person and includes a T-shirt, drink ticket and coupons. Register at raceroster.com/events/2019/23187/woofstock-survivor-5k-dog-walk.

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