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Central Coast Wineries Host 3rd Annual Wine 4 Paws April 9-10, 2011

Submitted By: Sarah Tomasetti, March 30, 2011

Pet loving wine drinkers – support your four legged friends and the Central Coast Wine Region! The THIRD Annual Wine 4 Paws, a fundraising event for Woods Humane Society, will be held at over 50 participating wineries throughout the Central Coast on April 9th and 10th. During this weekend, the Wine 4 Paws wineries will share their proceeds with Woods Humane Society.

Wine 4 Paws is held concurrently at all participating wineries, so you’ve got plenty to choose from. Come out to your favorite wineries – or pick some new ones! To see a full list of participating wineries and a get a free printable passport & map, go to Then head out to the wineries of your choice during the weekend of April 9 - 10. A portion of your sale or tasting fee will be donated to Woods Humane Society on behalf of the wineries! As you visit the wineries, be sure to get your passport stamped. With only 4 stamps you’ll be eligible for prizes from our Wine 4 Paws drawing, and with 6 stamps you’ll be entered for our Grand Prize, a weekend of wine touring and dining in Paso Robles. We also have wineries with special DOG events; more information can be found at .

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 7,500 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.