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Woof Fest will mix music and mutts to benefit PetAid Colorado

Woof Fest will mix mutts and music.
Woof Fest will mix mutts and music.
Petaid Colorado

PETAID COLORADO is hosting a benefit concert, Woof Fest, on Aug. 17 at Denver’s Civic Center Park from noon to 6 p.m. Dog owners are encouraged to bring their four-legged friends for a day in the park where they can set out a blanket and enjoy local bands, brews, and food.

Woof Fest will feature diverse local music acts across two stages ranging from reggae to rock to classical-pop fusion. Between the two stages will be a pup’s paradise with pet-friendly activities and an off-leash play area and dog pools to keep canines cool in the August heat.

Woof Fest general admission is free, and there will be local beer vendors, food trucks, and merchandise available for purchase. Festivalgoers looking for a more personal experience can purchase advance VIP tickets for $100 ($150 the day of the show). VIPs will have the opportunity to mingle with the bands and fellow pet lovers in private shaded areas near both stages as well as access to complimentary food and beverage, and Woof Fest commemorative t-shirt.

Band lineup to date includes P-Nuckle, Nina Storey, Digital Pocket, Digg, Spinphony, and Soul X. Proceeds from the event benefit PetAid Colorado, the healthcare safety net for underprivileged and at-risk pets. PetAid Colorado provides services to thousands of pets every year through four programs: PetAid Animal Hospital, PetAid Care Grants, PetAid Disaster Services, and PetAid Home Outreach.

Petaid Colorado is able to offer veterinary care during times of need and disaster because of donor support. For more information visit(www.petaidcolorado.org/page/wooffest )or follow PetAid Colorado on Facebook and Twitter.

The DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE is hosting an adoption party this weekend in honor of Colorado's birthday. Adoption fees for adult dogs will be $52.80 (one year and older), and fees will be waived for adult cats (one year and older) and all small mammals from Friday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 3.

Attendees can meet adoptable pets looking for homes and enjoy birthday cake, refreshments and Colorado-themed décor. All cat and dog adoptions include spay/neuter a microchip ID and initial vaccinations. Visit(www.ddfl.org) to see all adoptable animals.

FOOTHILLS ANIMAL SHELTER, which moved into its current Golden facility four years ago his month, will celebrate an Anniversary PAW-TY event from today through Sunday, Aug. 3. Adoption fees for cats and dogs 6 months and older will be $4. Adoptions will include the pet’s spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip and health check. The shelter is located at 80 McIntyre Street· Information:(www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.org/SoulMate)

Lymphoma is a common and well-known type of human cancer. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most common cancers diagnosed in dogs and cats, according to MORRIS ANIMAL FOUNDATION in Denver. Morris will host a webinar about this potentially deadly disease on Wednesday, Aug.20 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Register at (www.Morrisanimalfoundation.org)

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