Contact: Sarah Tomasetti

Woods Humane Society Fundraiser with Local Wineries


6H ANNUAL WINE 4 PAWS, APRIL 26-27, 2014 – Wine Industry Fundraiser For Woods Humane Society

It’s time once again! The Sixth Annual Wine 4 Paws will be held at participating wineries throughout the Central Coast April 26 & 27.Wine 4 Paws is a great weekend when numerous Central Coast wineries join together to celebrate our love for animals and share their proceeds with Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo.By going out and enjoying our wineries you can help the homeless animals at Woods who await their “forever home” by enabling Woods to continue to provide the highest level of care to their guests. Come out to support our four legged friends in need!It’s the perfect excuse to buy wine - why not go out and enjoy yourself while your purchase goes to a great cause? Wine 4 Paws is held concurrently at participating wineries from Santa Maria to San Miguel April 26-27. We have over 75 wineries and olive oil companies to choose from! Visit for a complete list of participating tasting rooms.

Wine 4 Paws began in 2009 as a way to help raise money for Woods Humane Society while promoting the Central Coast Wine Region.It has grown from our initial 35 wineries to almost 80! Overall, Wine 4 Paws has raised over $120,000 for Woods.

Director Sarah Tomasetti said, “We continue to be amazed at the support from our wineries and everyone who comes out each year to make it such a special weekend.With such loyal followers, it is just an incredible event and we are so thankful to have such dedicated wineries and wine drinkers!” Part of the fun is the free map with passport available to print from , or at any participating winery during the event. When you visit a winery and help generate a donation get your passport stamped, and once it’s full you’ll be entered in the Wine 4 Paws Raffle.

Wine 4 Paws is a great weekend to visit your favorite wineries and find some new ones!To see the full list of participating wineries and a get a free printable map & passport, go to head out during the weekend of April 26-27.A portion of your sale or your full tasting fee will be donated to Woods Humane Society on behalf of the wineries!

For the third year in a row we are thrilled to have Cloud Star Natural Pet Products as the main sponsor.Cloud Star is a local pet product company creating all natural dog and cat treats. Thanks to Cloud Star, every penny raised will go directly to Woods!

Woods Humane Society, Inc. is a locally owned private non-profit animal welfare organization that has served homeless companion animals since 1955. The shelter, located off of Hwy 1 and Kansas in San Luis Obispo opened its doors in August of 2005 and has been going and growing strong ever since. Aside from the hundreds of animals Woods cares for each year, the organization maintains partnerships with other local private and county operated animal shelters in an effort to provide the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of animals. Woods Humane Society is also the only animal shelter on the central coast with a fully operational spay & neuter suite, which opened in September of 2006 and has performed over 20,000 surgeries. Their goal is to provide a premier level of care for all of the animals entering their doors. As the needs of the county grows, so too does the cost to operate their facility. They are experiencing a 20% growth in all aspects of the shelter on an annual basis. Woods can rise to meet the needs of our local homeless animal population, but cannot do this without the support of our community. They are solely funded through charitable gifts from the community and the need is greater than ever for ongoing financial support.

For additional information please contact Sarah Tomasetti, Director of Wine 4 Paws at

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