Ocean City Today

Concert to benefit humane society

Johnny A of The Yardbirds and KT Tuminello to perform during show at Trader Lee’s
By Kara Hallissey | Oct 12, 2017

(Oct. 13, 2017) Beach Music and 94.9 WAMS-FM will host a benefit concert for the Worcester County Humane Society featuring Blues guitarist Johnny A of The Yardbirds and opening act KT Tuminello on Tuesday, Oct. 17, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Trader Lee’s Live in West Ocean City.

Johnny A is the lead guitarist for The Yardbirds, following in the footsteps of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck.

“Not only does the event raise awareness for this incredible organization, but the music is off the charts,” said Robin Rothschild, president of Rothschild Broadcasting and “The Drive Home with Robin” on 94.9 WAMS-FM. “Their big push is to raise money for another spray/neuter clinic in Worcester County. There is a long waiting list for the one they have now.”

The nonprofit organization is trying to raise $50,000 to make a low-cost, spray and neuter clinic a reality for the nearly 200 kittens that are turned into the shelter every summer.

“This is such a unique opportunity for people to come out, listen to a nationally known recording artist, all while raising money for a great cause,” said Tina Walas, a volunteer and Worcester County Humane Society board member. “Shelter volunteers are always working hard to raise money for our no-kill shelter, but it is especially important now because we are gearing up to open a low cost spay and neuter clinic in the West Ocean City area. We’re really excited for this as it will have a great impact on all of Worcester County and surrounding areas.”

Currently, the Worcester County Humane Society houses approximately 200 cats and 25 dogs and is always in need of bleach, paper towels, laundry detergent, liquid soap, cat beds, Friskies canned food, Purina natural dry cat food, Verus dry dog and cat food, Fortiflora, Quickie mops and Libman brooms.

The private, nonprofit and no-kill shelter relies on donations, fundraisers and volunteers to care for the animals living there.

“It is a wonderful place and no-kill shelter,” Rothschild said. “Every time you go there the animals are so happy. They have dedicated people and take in animals from other shelters when they have the space. I’d never seen a place like this and it’s really something.”

In addition, the Worcester County Humane Society provides all food, medical care and training for families willing to foster a shelter cat or dog.

Trader Lee’s Live, 94.9 WAMS-FM and Beach Music have teamed up to host the benefit concert in West Ocean City.

“A big thank you to Rodney Vara, Steve Blondeaux and Darin Engh for helping make this possible,” Rothschild said.

For more information on the Worcester County Humane Society, check out  worcestercountyhumanesociety.org.

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