Wright City

Woofstock brings pets and their humans to Wright City park

By Jason Koch, Editor
Posted 11/7/23

The annual Woofstock event sponsored by Wags and Whiskers saw dogs and cats get low-cost vaccines and microchips at Wright City, MO, park.

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Wright City

Woofstock brings pets and their humans to Wright City park


This time, the weather couldn’t stop the seventh annual Woofstock on Oct. 28 at Diekroeger Park in Wright City.

Pets and their humans came out to the park for an event that included low-cost vaccines and free microchipping, “pet”-icures, and more.

“We always wanted a community event to recognize the rescues in the area,” Tracy Sator said. Sator is vice president of Wags and Whiskers animal shelter, the sponsor of the event. 

Sator was thrilled to get the event off after severe weather forced it to cancel the original Woofstock date in August.

“This is the redo, and we were bound and determined to put it on today,” she said. It was imperative, she said, to have the microchipping service available. Seventy new pets were microchipped along with the 80 dogs and 20 cats that received the low-cost vaccines.

“It’s a great thing to have in your pet because it really helps us reunite lost pets with their families,” she said.

There were also rescue dogs available for adoption.

Unfortunately, there were no weiner dog races this year. The person who handles that event wasn’t available for the rescheduled date.

“Last year’s champion is still the reigning champion,” Sator said.

But even without everyone’s favorite race, she said the event still had a huge benefit to the community.

“We work hard to do this event because we want to show the community the benefits of having healthy animals and keeping them safe and knowing that they have resources here that they can come to if they’re in need of support for their animals.”

About the author: Jason Koch is the editor of The Warren County Record, and covers local news and government for the newspaper. He has won multiple awards from both the Indiana and Illinois APME and from the Illinois Press Association. He can be reached at 636-456-6397 or at jason@warrencountyrecord.com

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