Bark in the Park plannedWritten by Julie Ryan | | email@example.com
Toledo Area Humane Society (TAHS) will celebrate its 125th anniversary by hosting Bark in the Park on May 17.
“It’s a walk for raising funds for the Toledo Area Humane Society,” said Petty Gelb, director of marketing and development.
Walkers are encouraged to raise money for TAHS. Those who gather $50 or more will receive a T-shirt at the event. Walkers can participate individually or form a group.
“Any amount you raise is more than appreciated,” Gelb said. The person, as well as the top team, who raises the most money will receive a prize. Four-legged pets that are leashed are welcome to join the walkers. Water will be provided for the pets, and lunch will be available to purchase.
Registration is at 10 a.m. and the mile-and-a-half walk will begin at 11 a.m. at Arrowhead Park in Maumee at 1920 Indian Wood Circle.
Activities will take place after the event, including dog-friendly vendors, dog contests like best costume, best kisser, wiggliest butt, as well as demonstrations from Assistance Dogs of America. A pet psychic and pet caricaturist will also be present.
“It’s a great fun event for you and your entire family,” Gelb said. “There are activities for everybody in the family and it goes to an incredible cause in helping the animals in the Toledo area.”
Karnik Memorial Garden is sponsoring the trivia game after the walk.
“There’ll be lots of adoptable animals at the event if you’re interested in adopting the animals,” Gelb said. “We’re always looking for good families for our dogs and cats.”
To participate, visit www.toledoareahumanesociety.org and turn in the pledges and registration on the day of the walk.