Out of the Woods Animal Rescue Presents Howl-O-Ween

Howl-O-WeenOut of the Woods Animal Rescue of Arkansas will be hosting its first Howl-O-Ween fundraiser event on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Dog Park in Burns Park. Tickets are $15 per person/$25 per family in advance or $20 per person/$30 per family at the door. Early registration ends Sunday, Oct. 17. Registration fee includes a goodie bag filled with dog treats, coupons, vendor giveaways and an official Howl-O-Ween t-shirt. Those registering as a family will receive two event t-shirts.

The day’s events will include $20 pet readings by internationally known Carol Pate of the Carol Pate Psychic Center; dog portraits by Nelson Chenault Images; “Ask the Vet” with Dr. Bill Ormsbee; and face painting by local artist Sherry Williamson of MeowBarkArt.com.

Out of the Woods will also host several dog contests throughout the day with categories for your furry friend to enter such as Most Creative Costume, Spookiest Dog Costume, Best Howler, Best Trick, Cutest Puppy, Most Charming Senior Dog, Best Ears, Best Kisser, Most Macho Dog and Most Beautiful Dog. There will be a $5 entry fee per category or your pooch can enter all ten of the contests for $25.

Contest judging will begin at 2 p.m. so please arrive early to register. Celebrity judges are Alan Leveritt, Arkansas Times publisher; Janet Carson, horticulture specialist; and Renee Shapiro, co-host of KATV’s Saturday Daybreak.

Sponsors for the event include Pam Wills, Emily Ball and Frazier; MeowBarkArt.com; Town & Country Animal Hospital; Just Dogs Gourmet; Pinnacle Valley Animal Hospital; RK Printing; Canine Country Club of Arkansas; Nelson Chenault Images; Petco; Planet Smoothie; Carol Pate Psychic Center; Snap Happy Photography & Design; and the Arkansas Times.

OOTW Animal Rescue of Arkansas is a non-profit group which focuses on helping independent rescuers who take in and then care for stray and abandoned animals until an adoptive home is found. The organization does this by extending its available resources to these caring rescuers. OOTW promotes the spaying and neutering of all pets and also assists low income families in finding economical options for spaying/neutering their pets. Proceeds from the Howl-O-Ween event will go to the animals that are rescued by OOTW Animal Rescue of Arkansas.