Burns Park goes to the dogs

    6:21 AM, Sep 29, 2012   |    comments
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    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 29, 2012) - The dogs are coming out for the 9th Annual Bark in the Park today, September 29th from 11:00 - 2:00 pm in North Little Rock's Burns Park.

    North Little Rock Friends of Animals (NLRFOA) holds this fun filled event each year as a fundraiser for their work with animal adoptions, rescues, and spay/neuter programs.

    There will be lots of fun that includes demonstrations, raffles, a weiner bob contest, and a variety of vendors.  

    The event kicks off with the National Family Pack Walk sponsored by Northshore Animal League America. Registration for this free event is at 10:15 a.m. The walk starts at 10:30 a.m. and will cover a mile around the dog park.

    Other activities include pet photos, interactive agility, pet grooming, psychic pet readings, airbrush art, microchipping by donation on sterilized dogs, and much more. Every dog is invited to bring their human for a little exercise, interaction, and playtime with others.

    Free to the public, a small fee will be charged for those wishing to participate in the contests and certain activities. Money raised will benefit the North Little Rock Animal Shelter's spay/neuter and adoption/rescue programs. 

    "Events like Bark in the Park are not just fun but promote awareness of animal overpopulation and the importance of sterilizing your pet," explains Joy Stevens, founder and President of NLRFOA. "Nationwide, as many as seven million homeless dogs and cats are euthanized annually. We want every pet to be loved and cared for. That is what we work for every day."

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