Woofstock Returns After Three Years
Published: November 8th, 2022
By: Sarah Genter

Woofstock returns after three years New to the Chenango SPCA adoption floor is one-year-old Padme. In total, the Chenango SPCA has 107 cats and eight dogs available for adoption. Those who would like to support the shelter in caring for stray animals are invited to the return of the Woofstock fundraiser, scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 20 at the Blarney Stone Pub in Norwich. (Photo from the Chenango SPCA Facebook page)

NORWICH — The annual Chenango SPCA fundraiser Woofstock is returning after three years off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be held at the Blarney Stone Pub, located at 26 South Broad Street in Norwich, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November, 20.

No registration is required to attend the fundraiser, and area residents are encouraged to stop by and enjoy music, food, and supporting the SPCA. T-shirts will also be available for sale, and visitors can enter to win a 50/50 raffle. Admission is an at-will donation at the door.

"Mike and Sarah Woods are so generous by allowing us to host it on the Sunday before Thanksgiving," said Chenango SPCA Executive Director Annette Clarke. "It is both a fundraiser and a community outreach. It's fun to be able to listen to a variety of music and help the SPCA."

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Woofstock has been an annual fundraiser held by the SPCA since 2008. All money raised at the event will go toward running the shelter and caring for the more than 100 animals housed there. Clarke estimates it costs about $370,000 per year to run the shelter.

Currently, the SPCA has 107 cats and eight dogs available for adoption. Adoptable animals and adoption applications can be found at ChenangoSPCA.org.

Those who would like to support the shelter can do so by visiting ChenangoSPCA.org/get-involved. There are many ways to get involved, including volunteering, fostering animals, and monetary donations or donations of supplies.

Monetary donations can be made online, by mail, or by phone. Donation information and a list of needed supplies can be found at ChenangoSPCA.org/donate.

Support can also be shown by stopping by the Blarney Stone on November 20 to enjoy the return of Woofstock. Clarke says the fundraiser is "a lot of fun and a great way to bring in the holiday season!"

More information on the Chenango SPCA can be found at ChenangoSPCA.org or on the Chenango SPCA Facebook page.