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09-18-13-woof-stock.gifAnimals have always been loving companions to humans. Where would people be without the unconditional loyalty of a dog or the aloof intellect shown by cats? To ensure that animals who have been neglected or abandoned get a chance to find their forever home, join the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society as it hosts the Second Annual Woof Stock.

As Cumberland County’s only nonprofit, no-kill animal adoption center, FAPS’ sole mission is to save, rehabilitate and retrain the homeless animals in our community. Its entire center is dedicated to preserving the lives of these animals that need our support the most. In order to do this, they are hosting a celebration.

The festivities are on Sept. 27, from 6 to 10:30 p.m., on the banks of the Cape Fear River at the home of Beegie and Bob Caviness, located at 3489 Wilmington Hwy. Sponsors for this event include Mercedes-Benz and Village Family Dental. The event promises to be the purrfect night of fun and entertainment for all. With a 50/50 raffle, beer and wine, musical acts and delicious food from Hogzilla and a massive BBQ pit from Mac’s Speed Shop, the Second Annual Woof Stock will be the event of the weekend. Tickets cost $50 before Sept. 15, and only $60 Sept. 16 and later. All proceeds go to help FAPS continue its mission.

The event organizers urge people to attend. The entire purpose for operating FAPS is to shelter and protect defenseless animals left abandoned and forgotten. Without the help of FAPS, many animals would not have been able to find loving homes with owners who provide warm hearts and beds. FAPS serves domestic animals that would otherwise be euthanized. The organization’s funds are comprised entirely from grants and donations from companies that want to make a difference in the lives of these animals.

Cassy Peterson, shelter director and Jackie Stickley, office manager/bookkeeper, strongly believe in the mission of FAPS.

“It is extremely important.” Peterson said.

With a strong background in veterinary practice management, she found herself working with the organization because it allows her to bring together her career with her passion for caring for animals. Stickley is suited for her position as well. Recently out of college, she is a Business Management graduate and active animal lover who fell for the organization her Ѐrst day. Both of these well-qualified ladies are helping to bring the Second Annual Woof Stock to the community.

Come out to Woof Stock and celebrate with other animal lovers who enjoy a good time. Party on the river and enjoy great food, music, beer and wine. Not only will you help to provide animals with a good home, you will help a worthy organization continue its mission to provide shelter for the needy cats and dogs in the community. For more information, call the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society at 910.864.2077.

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