Songbirds and unleashed dogs come together this weekend for Alaqua

Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM.

One of Ladybird Animal Sanctuary's board members was in South Walton on vacation in early 2012 and read an article in The Walton Sun about Alaqua Animal Refuge. The board member returned home and told the group about AAR. They contacted Hood and made plans to come down and check it out.

They came, met Hood, and were impressed enough with what Hood was doing and had accomplished that they want to mimic her setup back home.

The trio is currently taking a break from their touring schedule and staying in the area while receiving training from Hood on how to transform their rescue operation into a successful refuge much like AAR.

While here, the women want to give back and help Hood and AAR by giving a benefit concert, which will be Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Rosemary Beach Town Hall. Beer and wine will be available for sale. Tickets are $20 at and will be available at the door. Hood said the concert is not sold out and she invites everyone to come out and hear these Canadian songbirds and help Alaqua at the same time. All proceeds benefit AAR.

“We look forward to learning from the best at Alaqua and sharing our music in return," said McClelland.


On Sunday, the public is invited to return to Rosemary Beach for fun in the sun at the second-annual Rosemary Beach Unleashed.

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