Animal Planet, PAWS Chicago aim to break world record for adopted pets

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Animal Planet and PAWS Chicago will try to break a Guinness World Record for the most adopted pets in one place during a pet-friendly festival at Soldier Field.

“Woofstock,” a free festival celebrating animal adoption, will be June 27 at Soldier Field’s Stadium Green, PAWS announced Thursday.

Attendees will attempt to break the record for “largest gathering of adopted pets” at 2:30 p.m. At least 250 animals need to attend to break the record, according to PAWS.

“As a former resident, I know that Chicagoans have a special relationship with their pets and with animals in general. ‘Woofstock: Road to Puppy Bowl’ combines Animal Planet’s love for animals with a day of huge entertainment,” Rick Holzman, Executive Vice President of Animal Planet, said in a statement.

Eugene Mirman, comedian and voice actor on “Bob’s Burgers,” will host the event, and several Animal Planet stars from shows including “My Cat From Hell” and “Pit Bulls and Parolees,” will be in attendance. Internet celebrity Lil Bub is also slated to appear.

PAWS Chicago will also have more than 50 dogs, puppies and kittens available for adoption, and Animal Planet will cover the adoption fees that day and through the weekend at both of PAWS’ adoption centers.

To help break the record, dog owners must bring their adopted pet, on a leash, along with adoption papers and proof of rabies immunization.

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