Details of the capital campaign to fund the new shelter will be announced Saturday at a fundraising event called Paws-A-Palooza.
That downtown event will have two phases. The first, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the corner of Manchester Avenue and Verity Parkway, will feature an obstacle course, demonstrations, information on spay and neuter, and animal safety lessons for children. Then, from 6 to 11 p.m. at Governor’s Square will be a concert featuring the bands Stagger Lee, the Swamp Bees and the Exploding Toads, run by the organizers of the Broad Street Bash, Teller said.
Paws-A-Palooza replaces Dogfest, which PAWS had attended in the past, but changes in staff and the board of directors in recent years meant that the event was not held. This new event “will start back out small and rebuild,” Teller said.