Who needs Woodstock when we have our very own Woofstock 90210! Continuing the City of Beverly Hills’ year long centennial celebration, this annual family-friendly pet extravaganza, unique to our city, took place on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at La Cienega Park on Wiggly Field. Drawing thousands of people, the event provided food and entertainment enjoyed by both pets and their owners. Fun activities throughout the day included a pet parade, talent show competition and most importantly a pet adoption/rescue station hosted by Pets 90210.
Calling this celebration her favorite event in our city, Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse was on hand with Vice Mayor Julian Gold, Recreation and Parks Chair Howard Rosoff, Vice Chair Simone Friedman and Commissioner Frances Bilak to celebrate the winners of the various competitions. Mayor Bosse and her husband Jon’s own labradoodle, Teddy Bosse, along with his brother, Lucky Saleh, (Annette and Marc Saleh’s labradoodle) were among the thousands of cute canine creatures that joined in on the festivities.
On a touching note, the City took a moment to pause and honor beloved Beverly Hills resident and noted philanthropist Paula Kent Meehan who passed away a few days prior. Known for her love of animals and the Beverly Hills community, she founded Pets 90210—The Pet Care Foundation, a non-profit pet rescue and adoption organization.
Co-founder of the Redken empire, Meehan had a passion for charity and her recent charitable work included major donations to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and the Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden. “Paula Kent Meehan was a true guardian angel in our community and every life that she touched was forever changed,” said Mayor Bosse before she and Vice Mayor Gold presented Meehan’s son Michael Miller and daughter-in-law Jeeny Miller with a proclamation of gratitude from the City of Beverly Hills. “She gave so much of herself,” Mayor Bosse continued. “She was involved in every event in our city but her special love was for the animals and that’s why we felt that today at Woofstock we had to honor her and honor her family.”
Event sponsors and supporters for Woofstock 90210 included: Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse, Pussy & Pooch, Union Bank, Natural Balance Pet Foods Inc., Just Food for Dogs, Product of Scotland Walkers, and Wallach, Koogler & Cloud Productions.