Before You Go . . .
In Northwest Florida, philanthropy has gone to the dogs in the very best way possible. Laurie Hood, founder of Alaqua Animal Refuge in Freeport, is excited to announce not only the first Animoré weekend festival fund-raiser at the brand-new Alaqua Tipis venue but also the rescue of around two hundred dogs from hoarding cases this summer. Hood has also been named the Florida state director for Animal Wellness Action, a national nonprofit organization founded by Wayne Pacelle. Its mission is to work with and advocate for elected officials who are committed to preventing animal cruelty; promote the enactment and enforcement of good laws for animal welfare; and create change that will protect the rights of both wild and domestic animals in the United States and beyond.
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