–April usually means it’s time to enjoy the Central Coast while helping animals in need during the Annual Wine 4 Paws Weekend benefiting Woods Humane Society. And this year it still does, even if things are a little different.
At Woods, many programs are postponed until further notice, most crucial fundraising events have been canceled, and fees for services have drastically slowed down while operating in a limited capacity. However, Woods is still there caring for animals, and those expenses are not slowing down. Woods continues to give the highest level of care, providing dogs and cats food, shelter, primary veterinary care, exercise, and enrichment.
Many animals have been sent to foster and Woods continues to do appointment-based adoptions to fulfill their mission. For Woods to continue to provide the same level of care to homeless companion animals and offer them second chances in the coming months, they need the community’s help. In addition, the businesses that are the backbone of the Wine 4 Paws fundraiser have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been forced to operate with limited resources on a “to go” basis only.
On April 18-19, over 50 small businesses throughout SLO County will join together and donate a portion of their proceeds to Woods Humane Society. “We won’t get to see you out and about this year, but you can still help,” Woods said in a news release. “Everyone is looking to mix up their stay at home existence, right? All you have to do is visit www.wine4paws.com to see who’s donating a percent of sales to Woods Humane Society. Click on each winery’s logo and you’ll be taken to their website. You can order from each winery’s website or call them to place your order April18-9, and a percent of your purchase will be donated to Woods! Everyone is offering GREAT shipping deals as well as specials, and if you’re a local you can even go out and do a “curbside pickup” if you like.”
“We’ve got a bunch of wineries, an olive oil producer, and Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ in Paso Robles on board – something for everyone. Get your wine, olive oil, and some great food, then sit back and think about all those animals at Woods who can’t wait for a home to call their own. You’ve done a good thing. You’ve not only helped those animals, but you’ve helped those small business in this difficult time.”
Visit www.wine4paws.com for a list of participating tasting rooms.
About Woods Humane Society
Woods Humane Society cares for over 3,000 cats and dogs each year at their facilities in San Luis Obispo and Atascadero until they can be united with loving families. In November of 2018, they opened the first North County low-cost spay and neuter clinic at their location in Atascadero. This clinic can be utilized by any pet owner. Wine 4 Paws helps ensure that Woods can continue to offer our community animals the highest level of care – it’s a win-win for everyone!
For additional information please contact Sarah Tomasetti, Director of Wine 4 Paws at email@example.com.