Concert event set to benefit animal rescue
It all started when Laura Sobolusky took her niece to Last Chance Ranch Animal Rescue in nuakertown to show her how abused animals were treated.
Then, it was Sobolusky’s fiUVW WLPH WKHUH, DQG VKH says she “never left” as she rounds two-and-a-half years of volunteering at the rescue. Since the animal shelter depends on the community for fundraising and grants, Sobolusky decided to organize a fundraiser of her own to help the cause.
Pup “Paw” Looza was born the weekend before Thanksgiving 2011, when Sobolusky and her friend Tracy were in the car on their way to the National Dog Show in Philadelphia.
“We were listening to the radio and I thought maybe we should have a live music event,” Sobolusky said. Then she reached out to her friends Joy and Doug Klein, the owners of Country Creek Winery in Telford, for a venue.
The winery, which is a small working farm situated on 10 acres, hosts an annual music festival in June, so it has the capacity for the type of event Sobolusky wanted to plan.
Pup “Paw” Looza, an all-day outdoor concert event, will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 from noon until 8W30 p.m. at Country Creek Winery, 133 Cressman Road, Telford. Local artists, including Jason Derstine, Dharmas Kindness, Oso Blanco Soxe, Scot France/Ray Cardona, UBACE, Hired Hands, Mike Greer C Co. and headliners, Mighty Manatees, will be performing. There will be wine tastings as well as wine available for sale.
Tickets are $15 preordered at puppawlooza. eventbrite.com, or $20 on the day of the event. Children under four are free.
One dog per adult can attend the event, with a maximum of two dogs per family. All dogs must remain on a leash with no more than a 6-foot lead. See the event website for all rules and regulations.
There will be plenty of activities for dogs to participate in, including frisbee competitions, musical chairs and other games for dogs to win prizes. Plenty of food and doggie vendors will be present, as well.
All proceeds go to Last Chance Ranch, which is a volunteer animal rescue group that rescues old, young, injured, neglected, malnourished, abused and forgotten animals from pigs, horses, goats and sheep to the stars of the day — dogs.
Throughout Pup “Paw” Looza, Lorie McCutcheon, the founder of the rescue group, will introduce ranch dogs that can be adopted.
Sobolusky said she plans on bringing her two dogs to the event, one she rescued before volunteering at Last Chance Ranch. The other Sobolusky actually acted as a foster parent for before she fell in love with the dog and adopted it.
“This is our first event like this so it will definitely be a learning experience,” Sobolusky said. “I love animals and I like to help them out in any way I can.”