Bark in the Park to benefit the Anti Cruelty Society of Chicago is Sunday, May 21, with the 5K walk kicking off at 10 a.m. (and goes until 2 p.m.) at Soldier Field on the Green (a grassy area adjacent to Soldier Field).
The walk, which is dog-friendly, is of postcard value, offering dramatic views of Chicago.
And, here is the most important information: The beer tent (an all new feature this year) opens at 11 a.m. Already, co-emcee, Bart Shore, is asking for people to buy him some.
Along with myself and Shore from 93.9 FM, Roz Varon of WLS-TV are co-emcees.
There are lots of activities for dogs, including a fun agility course, product samples, and information ranging from manufacturers to treats, those who do dog massage, pawdicure spa, and Med Vet Chicago as well as other veterinary clinics! There will also be a scavenger hunt.
This is the 23rd annual Bark in the Park, but a first time for beer and a live blues band.
Aside from adopting pets and taking care of medical needs (sometimes significant) while the animals are in their facility, the Anti Cruelty Society does so much for the community, including providing low cost community veterinary care, summer programs for children, humane education in schools, investigators following up on animal cruelty calls, dog training classes, and much more. All this carries with it significant financial costs, which is what Bark in the Park is about. It’s the most important fundraiser of the year for the shelter. And, the benefit for dogs and their owners: It’s just plain fun.