Animalpalooza Annual Yard Sale benefiting Warrick Humane Society, Warrick Animal Guardians and Animalpalooza. Aside from our big event in September, Animalpalooza presents smaller fundraising events to help raise funds for specific shelters and rescues. This fundraiser is for WHS and WAG. (WAG is a 501c3 organization established to help with funds for Warrick County Animal Control).
We are asking people to begin saving items to donate to our sale. Items can be dropped off at Warrick Humane Society during regular business hours. Items can also be dropped off at the place of the sale, 7255 Nottingham Dr., Newburgh. on weekends or evenings. We are acccepting just about anything we can turn into $$$$$$ including furniture and bigger items. Please limit clothing to clean clothes and pieces of clothing that will sell. We do not want to be picky but we are all volunteers and it takes a lot of time to go through clothing as well as all of the items that we receive.
You can donate in two ways:
1) donate items to be sold
2) come shop on Saturday, March 19th

Thank you in advance for your generosity in helping

Santa Paws – Update

We are in our final week of the Santa Paws Food and Fund Drive and we are still in need of donation items and monetary donations! Click Here for a list of suggested donation items, drop off locations and here to donate online.  Animalpalooza is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization and all donations are tax deductable! Finally be sure to go to our Facebook page to LIKE and SHARE our event!

The following list of 19 Animal Shelters and Rescues will be the beneficiaries of the 2015 Santa PAWS Food and Fund Drive Donations:

  • Another Chance for Animals
  • Vanderburgh Humane Society, Inc.
  • Evansville Animal Care & Control (Official)
  • It Takes a Village Canine Rescue
  • PAAWS No-Kill Animal Rescue
  • Mended Hearts Evansville
  • Posey Humane Society
  • PC Pound Puppies
  • Warrick Humane Society
  • Warrick County Animal Control
  • TLC Pals 4 Paaws INC.
  • Humane Society of Henderson County Kentucky
  • Pay It Forward Animal Rescue
  • New Hope Animal Rescue
  • Gibson County Animal Services
  • Owensboro Humane Society
  • Friends of Daviess County Animal Shelter
  • Happy Acres Sanctuary, a division of Happy Dogs USA Inc.
  • Muhlenberg County Humane Society

Animal House – Santa Paws Food and Toy Drive Wrap-Up Party

Animalpalooza & Songhouse Present: “ANIMALHOUSE”

Santa Paws Food​ & ​Toy Drive wrap up ​party/concert @ Lamasco Bar & Grill
1331 W. Franklin St., Evansville, IN

  • Event Date & Time:​  Sunday, December 6th, ​ 2-7​PM
  • Family friendly event
  • Door Prizes
  • MC Comedienne, Rachel Goldman welcomes this a​mazing ​music lineup:

The Honey Vines
Deja Blu 5
Ryan Rigdon
2 Miles Back     ​
Zack Killebrew & Kenny Hockman​
Tony Henning
No Curfew
Osiella       ​

Followed By a Lamasco All-Star Jam


  • Donations welcome and encouraged at Event (Monetary) and specific​ ​items from Shelter and Rescues Wish List:

toys, treats, bleach, paper towels, laundry detergent, animal bedding, cat litter, Dawn dishwashing liquid, small fleece blankets, cat/dog shampoo, canned dog/cat food, canned pumpkin.​

Santa Paws Food Drive

Animalpalooza is at it again and we need your help!! The holidays are not an easy time for animal shelters and rescues. People are busy with the hustle and bustle of the season. The Animalpalooza Team wants to help make the holidays a bit better for the rescue animals and those that care for them. Please help us help them by opening your hearts and pocketbooks and make this food/toy/supply drive a success. We will be making baskets, which will include a monetary donation, for 16 shelters/rescues in southern Indiana & western Kentucky. We will have several drop off/collection box locations for your covenience. If you can’t make it to a drop off location, we also have a Go Fund Me page for monetary donations. Animalpalooza will match dollar for dollar the amount raised on the Go Fund Me page, (
Our drive will begin on Monday, November 16th and will culminate on Sunday, December 6th with a wrap up party/concert at Lamasco Bar & Grill where we will collaborate with the Honey Vines for a great 5 hours of music and family fun!
Drop off locations, (available Monday, November 16th) are:
Axiom Marketing, Advertising & Interactive (215 NW. MLK BLVD., Evansville)
Give a Dog A Bone ( 5168 E. Virginia St., Evansville)
Groomingdales (8177 Robin Hill Dr, Newburgh)
Opies Doggie Playcare & Salon ( 117 S. Kentucky Ave., Evansville)
Gabbi’s Boutique (801 N. Green St., Henderson, Ky.)
Mystique Winery & Vineyard (13000 Gore Rd., Lynville, In)
Schaums Pizzeria ( 240 S. Green River Rd., Evansville)
Dollar General ( Hwy 261, Newburgh)
Cleo’s Bakery (9 W. Jennings St., Newburgh)
Lux Motors ( 3030 N. Green River Rd., Evansville)
Lux Motors ( 2627 Hwy 41, Henderson, Ky)
Blades Hair & Tanning Salon (839 S. 9th Ave., Haubstadt)
Pet Food Center (Evansville North Park, N. Green River Rd, and West along with Newburgh location)

Items needed but not limited to:
Canned dog and cat food, cat litter, animal bedding, small fleece blankets, laundry detergent, Dawn dishwashing soap, canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling), paper towels, cat/dog shampoo….and of course TOYS AND TREATS!!!!

Thank you in advance for your support! Please share this with your animal loving friends so we can make some shelter animals happy this holiday season!!

Press Release

Evansville, Ind. – Animalpalooza, the Evansville area’s premier Animal Benefit & Music Festival, reported record earnings from last weekend’s event at Burdette Park.
“Last year’s Animalpalooza raised $11,000 to benefit local area animal shelters and rescues,” said Melissa Mauser, Animalpalooza Marketing, Advertising, PR and Volunteer Coordinator. “This year, the event itself brought in $16,000 which is a wonderful show of support by the Tri-State. However, we handled the concessions differently; we gave all the animal shelters and rescues the opportunity to sell food and merchandise and to keep 100 percent of what they earned as an immediate donation toward daily and emergency expenses. Those shelters and rescues were collectively able to earn another $9,000, bringing the total raised at the event to $25,000.”

The ultimate goal of Animalpalooza is to aid in the rehoming of lost, homeless, and surrendered pets, reducing euthanasia rates. “So far,” said Mauser, “there have been six pet adoptions that have taken place. That doesn’t include any adoptions that will take place in the coming weeks as a result of hearing about these shelters and rescues at our event and through our advertising. One of the dog adoptions was a miracle and a dream come true, because Derby had waited a very long time at PC Pound Puppies to find a home.”

All of the Animalpalooza board and team members are “beyond thrilled” with the massive response from the Tri-State. “We are all still running on pure adrenaline after the response we received this past weekend and with the knowledge that so many wonderful animals are now going to have a chance because the public responded so generously. Goals were not only reached but surpassed, and we are humbled by the many wonderful people who came out to support this very worthy cause, and by the assistance of sponsors, the media, and our many youth and adult volunteers.”

Due to the rapid growth of Animalpalooza, the organization is recruiting more volunteers of all ages, all abilities, and any availability. Those interested in volunteering can learn more by visiting the Volunteer page There are many opportunities to contribute, both regarding the event itself and throughout the year.

“New this year, we have four service-based scholarships available,” Mauser added. “We’ll be awarding two in Evansville and two in Warrick County to high school seniors. This is a wonderful opportunity for young people who are passionate about animal welfare. We look forward to expanding our scholarship opportunities to other surrounding counties as we are able in the coming years.”

The scholarships will be awarded in May, 2016, and all area high school seniors are encouraged to visit the Animalpalooza website to print the information needed to apply.

“On behalf of everyone at Animalpalooza, our deepest thanks to the Tri-State for helping us make this year’s event such an overwhelming success,” Mauser said. “What we do doesn’t happen because of one person. It takes many people working together because they share a common passion…loving animals.”

For more information about how you can be a part of Animalpalooza’s efforts to save area pets, contact Melissa Mauser at [email protected] or call 812-480-2675.


9:00 1ST Annual Lux Motors Car & Truck Show (Burdette Park pool parking lot)
10:00 Gate opens
10:30 National Anthem and performance by Moneka Fullop
11:00 Onsite registration/practice for DockDogs begins
11:30 Nature’s Logic Angela Shoultz stand up talk in the pavilion
11:45 No Curfew performs
12:00 Big Air WAVE #1 (DockDogs)
12:45 Dog training demonstration in the pavilion
1:00 Ryan Rigdon and the Hi-Rize Hillbillies perform
2:00 Big Air WAVE #2 (DockDogs)
2:15 Boscoe France Band performs
3:15 Kolin Clutter dedication & introduction of Animalpalooza Team
3:45 CALABASH performs
4:00 Big Air WAVE #3 (DockDogs)
4:45 Dr. Margie Garrett demonstration and stand up talk in the pavilion
5:15 Osiella performs
6:00 Extreme Vertical (DockDogs)
6:30 Deja Blu 5 performs

10:00 Gate opens & onsite registration/practice for DockDogs
10:30 National Anthem and performance by The Honey Vines
11:00 Big Air WAVE #4 (DockDogs)
11:45 Canine Physical Rehabilitation of Evansville Demo (Stacie Clark)
12:00 Dave Flick performs
1:00 Big Air WAVE #5 (DockDogs)
1:00 Nature’s Logic Angela Shoultz stand up talk in the pavilion
1:15 2 Miles Back performs
2:15 Brie Stafford dedication & introduction of Animalpalooza Team
2:45 Honey Roy performs
3:00 Speed Retrieve / All in One Finals (DockDogs)
3:45 Dog training demonstration in the pavilion
4:00 Shawn Needham performs
4:30 Big Air Finals (DockDogs)

Ticket prices

Adults – $7 for 1 day pass or $10 for a 2 day pass
Students 13 or older w/student ID – $5 for 1 day pass or $7 for a 2 day pass
Kids 12 and under – Free

A Full Weekend of Family Fun!

We are very excited to announce that Animalpalooza 2015 will be taking place once again at Burdette Park in Evansville, Indiana on Saturday September 12th from 10am to 8pm & Sunday September 13th from 10:30am to 5:30pm,  DockDogs, “The World’s Premier Canine Aquatics Competition”, will be returning to our event with their high flying canine action as well!!! Mark your calendars now!!

As always, pets are welcome at our events. However, for their safety and the safety of others, please be sure to include their leash.

New this year Lux Motors will be hosting a car show at Burdette Park on that Saturday from 10:30am to 5:30pm.

57622_Pennies Fur Paws

The 1st Annual Lux Motors Car & Truck Show

New at Animalpalooza Animal Benefit & Music Festival 2015 – Saturday September 12th
The 1st Annual Lux Motors Car & Truck Show (Saturday only with rain date for Sunday)
Come join us for this awesome car show!!!! Good food, music provided by Jon B, lots of great door prizes, half-pot & TROPHIES!!

First 100 registered cars will receive a dash plaque and free tshirt! Proceeds will go to Animalpalooza!!!!

Trophies to be given are:
3′ Tall Club Participation
2′ Tall Best in show
Kat Mykals Choice
Best Engine Bay
Best Interior
Top 3 in each category
Best Import
Best Exotic
Best Domestic
Best Classic
Best Dropped vehicle
Best Truck
Best Jeep

Just follow the signs to the show once you enter the park! For more information contact Angie Gallagher.

DoggiePalooza benefiting the dogs of It Takes A Village Canine Rescue in Evansville

Animalpalooza Presents: DoggiePalooza (view on Facebook) benefiting the dogs of It Takes A Village Canine Rescue in Evansville, In. on Saturday, June 20th. The day will include:
* Food
* Dog fashion show/cutest dog
* Arts & Crafts for kids
* Photos with your pet
* Adoptable puppies and dogs available
* Bounce house and slide
* Silent Auction
* Carnival games for kids
* Beer garden and live local music at Stockwell Inn, next to the shelter. (adults only section; cover charge is $5 after 5 p.m.)
Come out and help us raise money for the homeless dogs of our community!!

Thank you Volunteers!!

Want to give a shout out to the businesses and students that have become community partners for Animalpalooza!! Tri-State Orthpaedic Surgeons and Heritage Federal Credit Union as well as students from the Signature School in Evansville & from the Newburgh Civitan will have teams of volunteers helping us at Animalpalooza this year. Our volunteers are very important and vital to our success!! Thank you to these community partners and to all of the volunteers that have signed up to help!! ALSO…..HUGE thanks to Sara Engelbrecht from HFCU for all of the hard work she has put into Palooza so far as our volunteer coordinator. Sara was also the person behind securing HFCU as a gold level sponsor this year!! Thank you to all of our volunteers!!!