Category Archives: Woofstock

Junior FOTAS Students Prove our Future Looks Good

Last year, a new after school program called Junior FOTAS was started by students at Tall Pines STEM Academy. Two teachers assist the students, including their language arts teacher, Mrs. Busby, who is passionate about helping shelter pets and a FOTAS volunteer, and their math teacher, Mrs. Mastromonico, who’s adopted pets from the shelter and […]

Introducing Woofstock’s Awesome, Adoptable VIPs

This Saturday, FOTAS is hosting Woofstock, our biggest family event of the year. The celebration will take place at Citizens Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and once again feature many contests, including the Doxie Derby and other canine races and contests. Everyone is invited to join in the fun and pet dogs are […]

A Happy Day in Aiken: The FOTAS Woofstock Doxie Derby Festival Returns

By Joanna D. Samson, FOTAS Vice President and Edie Hubler, FOTAS Board Yikes! What is the world coming to? So many troubles in the world: terrorist attacks in France, nuclear bomb testing in North Korea, chemical attacks in Syria, political marches and protests, screaming “expert” panelists on the news — the list goes on and […]

A happy day in Aiken: The FOTAS Woofstock Festival and Doxie Derby

By Joanna D. Samson, FOTAS Vice President I am, by nature, an optimistic person, but recently my cheery nature has been put to the test. The nastiness of the presidential election is depressing. The violence in the Middle East is escalating. North Carolina pig farms are polluting the environment. Cholera has broken out in Haiti. […]

A happy day in Aiken: The FOTAS Woofstock Festival and Derby

By Joanna D. Samson, FOTAS Vice President I am, by nature, an optimistic person, but recently my cheery nature has been put to the test. The nastiness of the presidential election is depressing. The violence in the Middle East is escalating. North Carolina pig farms are polluting the environment. Cholera has broken out in Haiti. […]

The Aiken community comes together for Woofstock

12 May 2015 By Joanna Dunn Samson, FOTAS Vice President Last Saturday FOTAS held its 4th Annual Woofstock Dog, Cat & Music Festival at the Aiken County Animal Shelter. It was all we hoped it would be and more. The weather was perfect. Puffy white clouds drifted across a bright blue sky. The cool temperatures […]

FOTAS hosts 4th Annual Woofstock Festival and 1st Doxie Derby

12 May 2015 By Joanna Dunn Samson, FOTAS Vice President Imagine this: It’s Saturday morning, May 2nd, at the Woofstock Dogs, Cats and Music Festival at the Aiken County Animal Shelter. It’s 10 a.m. – almost starting time. Excitement is running high. Competitors and handlers crowd around the starting gate, jockeying for position, muscles tensed […]

It Was a Perfect Day to Howl

Or crow, or yip, or bark, or meow … any communication was just fine.  FOTAS sponsored its third Woofstock event last week… the day was perfect and so was the crowd. At 10:30 am on Saturday, May 3, we turned the new Aiken County Animal Shelter into a festival of which to be proud. Many hands went […]