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WOOFapalooza Raises Spirits While it Raises Funds for STX Animal Welfare Center

WOOFapalooza, a benefit for the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center, took place Saturday with great food, raffles and a dog costume contest.

The event was hosted by Deb Smith, owner of Blues BBQ.

Mary Mingus holds Henry, a one-time shelter dog she adopted. Gene Rotter gives Henry’s paw a shake for a good performance in the costume contest as Leon Socha looks on. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

Decorated with lots of sea creatures, Spirit stands in front of the stage with owner Robyn McGonigle after they received their award for participation in WOOfapalooza. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

SCAWC medical director and shelter veterinary, Michelle Mehalick, enjoys some time with dogs and their human companions. June Auellaneda holds Eve’s leash as Dr. Mehalick talks to her. Emily Rose Ahrens keeps little Rosie close as she watches. Finally, Buddy enjoys the day with the other dogs as he stands by for some attention. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

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You May Already be a Weiner! – Mike and Sarah Yearick and their dachshunds, Charlie and Weiner, won the People’s Choice Award at WOOFapalooza Saturday for their themed ‘Weiners in Paradise’ entry, with all four of them portraying fans ready for a Jimmy Buffett concert. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

Volunteers of the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center work the table selling T-shirts and other items and collecting donations. (Source photo by Linda Morland)

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