Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County will host a new fundraiser, “Raise The Woof,” Saturday afternoon at its future facility along U.S. 30 east of Warsaw.

Raise the Woof replaces AWL’s annual Fur Ball event, which had a good run, but seemed to lose enthusiasm, according to organizers.

The new event is another effort to raise money for AWL’s future facility, located at the intersection of U.S. 30 and CR 325E.

Organizers are hoping the event becomes an annual tradition.

“Hopefully it will be our biggest fundraiser of the year,” said Martha Whetstone, the volunteer coordinator for AWL.

Saturday’s event runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the proposed site, which is on the southeast corner of the intersection.

Admission is $3 for a single and $6 for a family pass.

Meals are $3. Two types of barbecue will be available. Along with the standard beef, Maple Leaf Farms is providing duck for the event.

Among some of the activities that are part of the event are an auction that will include four tickets for a Colts game.

Other items available will be a motor scooter, two oversized custom Adirondack chairs and a 1400 BTU heat pump/airconditioner.

There also will be a silent auction for other items.

There will be games, door prizes, a garage sale and a 50/50 drawing.

Two types of brick paver memorials will be available for sale and will eventually be assembled as part of a sidewalk at the new future facility.

Visitors also can check out architectural drawings of the future facility and a video recapping the project.

AWL will have some of its animals, including kittens, that are ready for adoption on display.

Executive Director Darla McCammon estimates AWL probably needs about $200,00 to meet its fundraising goal, but said they still don’t have a firm figure on how much the total cost for the new facilities will be. That’s because they are still receiving bids from contractors for various aspects of the remodeling and new construction, McCammon said.