Bark in the Park is the Anti Cruelty Society single largest fundraising event of the year. Walking in Bark in the Park on Saturday, May 21 shows you care. Over 75 percent of the shelter’s funding comes from compassionate animal lovers who partake in the walk (typically with their dog or dogs). Bark in the Park is more than a walk, it’s a chance to make a difference and save lives!
Last year, due to the dog flu epidemic, the event was cancelled. Even if your dog isn’t walking – it’s a good idea to talk with your veterinarian about the dog flu vaccine (for the new strain, H3N2), as the dog flu continues to thrive in the Chicago area (and other places around the country).
The walk begins at 9 a.m where participants will enjoy sweeping skyline views as you stroll along Chicago’s famous lakefront path right beside Soldier Field at a space (after all this rain) appropriately called The Green.
Aside from the walk itself, there will be contests, and announcements from longtime emcees Roz Varon and Hosea Sanders of WLS-TV, Bart Shore of WBBM-AM and myself.
There’s also fun competition for agility, product samples from small business sponsors, dog massages, a pawdicure spa, caricature drawings, arts and crafts, relay races, family friendly activities, plus free snacks, souvenir photos, 50/50 cash raffle, and much more!
Learn more and/or register, HERE.