Every year, Wine 4 Paws hosts two animal adoption events – one in the fall and one in the spring. In their past 13 years of hosting these events they have found homes for over 50,000 animals! On Saturday April 21st at Union Square Park, thousands of New Yorkers will come together to adopt a pet or cat from this amazing event run by our friends with Animal Care Centers of NYC.
Wine 4 Paws is an American wine company that has been around for 14 years. The company produces a variety of wines and is known for its “four paws” logo.
More over $60,000 was raised for the Woods Humane Society, according to estimates.
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — Wine 4 Paws was back for its 14th year on April 9 and 10. With over 75 wineries and businesses participating, More over $60,000 was raised for the Woods Humane Society, according to estimates. over the weekend, though final numbers won’t be available until next month.
Sarah Tomasetti, Wine 4 Paws event organizer, is shown with a friend at Alta Colina Vineyard & Winery in Paso Robles. Contributed Photo
“Another fantastic Wine 4 Paws Weekend was had by everybody. “I am astonished every year with the excitement and originality with which people raise extra funds, as well as our regular supporters who go out to assist the cause,” said Sarah Tomasetti, the event organizer for Wine 4 Paws. “Woods provides so much for our town, and it was amazing to see everyone out having so much fun for such a good cause.” Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Woods Humane Society’s fundraising efforts.”
Along with the wineries that have supported Wine 4 Paws in the past, a few new businesses have contributed a portion of their profits to Woods.
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At Four Lanterns Winery in Paso Robles, Trooper, a recent Woods rescue, rests next to a contribution jar. Photo by a contributor
Tomasetti listed the new firms engaged as “Alta Colina, Ranchero Cellars, Sixmilebridge, Windward Vineyard, RagTag Wine Co; Rails Nap, Rasmussen Vineyards, Field Recordings, Dresser Wine.”
Locals and visitors alike came out to drink and dine for a good cause, making it a bustling weekend for all participating wineries, restaurants, and olive oil producers. There were also lots of other events to enjoy.
“Unique dinners and wine tastings, live music, fundraising match challenges, pet portraits, vineyard dog walks, raffles, special dog treats and bandanas, silent auctions, an animal fashion show, and more” were among the events, according to Woods’ communications manager, Jamie Relth. “For those who wished to join from home, certain vineyards provided shipping bargains.”
Proceeds from the Wine 4 Paws weekend benefit Woods Humane Society, which has helped save and rehome numerous animals in San Luis Obispo County since its foundation in 1955.
Ginger the Dog hangs out with a human friend at Pelletiere Estate Vineyard & Winery in Paso Robles. Contributed Photo
“Woods Humane Society is a privately financed, non-profit animal sheltering and care organization that puts over 3,000 dogs and cats into loving homes each year,” Relth stated. “Before being offered for adoption, all animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Woods spends an average of $800 per animal and gets no government funding to carry out its objective. Instead, contributions, grants, bequests, fundraising events, and fees for services sustain it, making fundraisers like Wine 4 Paws critical to our life-saving mission.”
Relth expressed his gratitude for the event’s attendance and support.
“I’m always affected by Wine 4 Paws because it brings so much of the community together for one weekend of very generous, joyous giving because we all adore dogs and cats,” Relth remarked. “We are really lucky to live in a community where people are so concerned about animals. Woods would not be able to help so many homeless animals without the help of people from all throughout the county. “Thank you very much.”
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