Woofstock 2015! Sunday March 1st! St Tammany Humane Society.

Woofstock 2015; St Tammany Humane Society
Woofstock 2015; St Tammany Humane Society

Woofstock 2015; St Tammany Humane Society

Mandeville, LA – The St. Tammany Humane Society is hosting the area’s first ever Mega-Adoption Event in conjunction with its largest annual low cost clinic and fundraising event, Woofstock 2015, on Sunday, March 1st from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Castine Center in Pelican Park, Mandeville, LA.

“For the past 26 years, we have held a spring, low-cost vaccine clinic, allowing dogs to receive vaccinations, heartworm tests and microchips, while their owners purchase preventatives and take advantage of other services at deeply discounted rates,” explains Dr. Michelle Newfield, STHS Interim Director.

The hours for this year’s vet clinic are 10 AM to 2 PM. Canine annual packages which include Rabies, Distemper-Hepatitis-Parvo-Parainfluenza combination, and Bordetella vaccines along with a heartworm test are just $65.00.  In addition, microchips will be offered for $12 each.   Heartworm and flea prevention that have been donated by the manufacturers will be available for purchase for animals that are participate in the Woofstock Vaccine Clinic.  Supplies are limited.

Part fundraiser, part festival, Woofstock 2015 will be breaking new ground by becoming the Northshore’s first Mega Pet Adoption Event, featuring over 200 adoptable dogs and cats from STHS and other area rescue groups and shelters including St. Tammany Department of Animal Services, St. Francis Animal Sanctuary, Big Sky Ranch/CATNIP, Animal Assistance League with Slidell Animal Control, Hokie’s Hounds, Humane Society of Louisiana-Magnolia Chapter, Jefferson SPCA, and St. Bernard Animal Services.

“This is the first time ever that these organizations have come together for an event of this scale. We have set a combined goal to find permanent homes for at least one hundred animals during the event,” says Newfield. “We will all be charging the same low adoption fee of $40, and there will be a streamlined adoption process during the event.”

Admission to the festival is free, and families along with their canine companions are invited to enjoy the many activities for which Woofstock is famous, including canine contests, humane education, children’s entertainment, basket raffles, a Woofstock vendor marketplace, food, drinks and music.  This year’s canine contests include: Best Hippie Costume, Best Celebrity Look-a-like, Fastest Tail Wag, Cutest Dog, and Best Canine Trick.  The winners of each individual contest will then compete for the coveted title of “Best in Show.”

Sponsors of this year’s event include:

Elanco Animal Health, First Bank and Trust Hood Northlake Chevrolet, Idexx Laboratories, Lake 94.7, Liberty Self Storage, Merck Animal Health, Nash 92.3 FM, Nestle Purina, NexGard, Postelthwaite & Netterville, Triple U 98.9 FM, and 2 Million Dogs.

“The funds we raise will help to change the lives of hundreds of animals in our parish,” Newfield concludes, “providing them with shelter, food, veterinary services, and the enhanced opportunity to be adopted into wonderful, loving homes.”

The St. Tammany Humane Society is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, no-kill animal welfare organization and shelter. Since 1953, STHS has been assisting the ailing, abused and abandoned animals of the gulf coast region, and relies solely on the financial support of the community.

For additional information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Michelle Newfield, DVM  Interim Executive Director

St. Tammany Humane Society

Phone: (985)892-7387          Fax (985)867-3774

St Tammany Humane Society; Save A Heart, Save a Life!

St Tammany Humane Society, Save a Heart, Save a Life

St Tammany Humane Society, Save a Heart, Save a Life

  1. TAMMANY HUMANE SOCIETY LAUNCHES “SAVE A HEART, SAVE A LIFE” CAMPAIGN

Covington, LA – St. Tammany Humane Society is hoping to win hearts and save hearts in their February campaign to raise the funding they need in order to rescue and treat more heartworm positive dogs.

“A single bite from a single infected mosquito can cause an otherwise healthy dog to develop heartworm disease and potentially die,” explains Interim Director, Dr. Michelle Newfeld.

Prevalent now in all 50 states, heartworm disease occurs when the larvae from an infected mosquito mature into adult worms that lodge in a dog’s heart, lungs, and surrounding blood vessels. Immiticide, an injectable, arsenic-based product kills these worms, and is the sole solution to saving that dog’s life.

“Because of the high, combined costs (app. $600 per dog) of treatment,” Dr. Newfeld continues, “we are only able to admit ONE heartworm positive dog per month into our adoption program. That is why we are devoting all of February to our “Save a Heart, Save a Life” campaign.

“With Valentine’s Day falling in the middle of the month, what more fitting time for compassionate people to honor its symbol than by opening their hearts and helping an animal in need? The more contributions we receive, the more heartworm positive dogs can be taken into our care and treated, and the fewer of them will have to die.”

For further information, please visit www.STHumane.org or call 985-892-7387.

ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION:

Founded in 1953 by Holly Frederick Reynolds in memory of her cocker spaniel, Yankee Doodle Dandy, the St. Tammany Humane Society is one of the largest non-profit, no-kill, non-governmental animal welfare organizations in Louisiana. It remains committed to the welfare and wellbeing of the Gulf Coast region’s neglected, abused and abandoned pets by providing them with veterinary care, fostering, and adoption services.

For additional information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Michelle Newfield, DVM  Interim Executive Director

St. Tammany Humane Society

Phone: (985)892-7387          Fax (985)867-3774

St Tammany Humane Society; WOOFSTOCK 2015!

Woofstock 2015; St Tammany Humane Society

St Tammany Humane Society; Woofstock 2015

 

 

Mandeville, LA – Planning has begun for Woofstock 2015, St. Tammany Humane Society 26th Annual Festival & Low Cost Vaccine Clinic to become the Northshore’s first ever Mega-Adoption Event.  The 2015 event is to be held at the Castine Center in Mandeville on Sunday, March 1st. 

Download St Tammany Humane Society; Woofstock 2015 Press Release

Thank you for your support.

ASPCA Share the Love Local Event Saturday December 6th, 2014

CONTACT:

Michelle M Newfield, DVM

St Tammany Humane Society

985-892-7387

drnewfield@sthumane.org

The St. Tammany Humane Society and Baldwin Subaru Partner to “Share the Love” and Find Forever Homes for St. Tammany’s Homeless Pets 

An estimated 70 percent of Subaru Owners Have Pets; More than Any Other Auto Manufacturer

Covington, LA (12/6/2014) — The St Tammany Humane Society will join the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and Subaru of America for the annual year-end Subaru “Share the Love” event and celebration, which kicks off November 20, 2014 and runs through January 2, 2015. As part of this national effort, St Tammany Humane Society and Baldwin Subaru have teamed up to create off-site adoptions at the Covington dealership on Saturday, December 6th from 10 am until 4 pm. 

St. Tammany Humane Society will have their adoptable dogs and cats on hand. During the event, all adoption fees will be waived.  There will be free Santa Paws Photos, a Doggie Van Geaux and Kitty Monet Painting Auction, and live Music by Christian Serpas and Ghost Town Acoustic. Lake Harbor Youth and Pets Club will be selling Hot Chocolate and Baked Goods during the event to benefit the Humane Society.

For every new Subaru purchased or leased during the “Share the Love” event, Subaru donates $250 to the owner’s choice of participating charities, one of which is the ASPCA.  The ASPCA will be distributing its donation to support animal welfare organizations and life saving programs across the country and St. Tammany Humane Society is pleased to be a recipient of one of these grants.

In an effort to get as many homeless animals into homes for this holiday season, St Tammany Humane Society has invited other rescue groups to participate in the event, including the St Tammany Department of Animal Services. 

“A Shelter is no place for an animal to spend the holidays or the rest of its life,” said Dr. Michelle Newfield, St. Tammany Humane Society Interim Director.  “We are hoping that through offering free adoptions during this event, families who are considering adding pets to their household for the holidays will go with the adoption option. For every animal that is adopted, we are able to open the space to another animal in need.” 

Event:  “Home for the Holidays”

Location: Baldwin Subaru, 1730 Hwy 190, Covington, LA

Date & Time: 12/6/14, 10a-4pm

  Download ASPCA STHS Share the Love Local Event Release

* Free Dog & Cat Adoptions (Normal Application Process Applies)

* Free Photos with Santa Paws

* Silent Auction of Doggie Van Geaux and Kitty Monet Paintings created by St Tammany Humane Society Residents

* Live Music by Christian Serpas & Ghost Town Acoustic

* Hot Chocolate & Bake Sale hosted by Lake Harbor Youth & Pets Club

* Christmas Craft Activities for the Kids

For more information about Home for the Holidays Adoption Event please visit www.sthumane.org. To learn more about the “Share the Love” campaign, visit www.aspca.org/subaru.

Founded in 1953 by Holly Frederick Reynolds in memory of her cocker spaniel, Yankee Doodle Dandy, the St. Tammany Humane Society is one of the largest non-profit, no-kill, non-governmental animal welfare organizations in Louisiana. It remains committed to the welfare and wellbeing of the Gulf Coast region’s neglected, abused and abandoned pets by providing them with veterinary care, fostering, and adoption services. 

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