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Benefiting the Animal Care Society, Bark in the Park will welcome dogs, their owners and all lovers of animals to Seneca Park on Saturday, September 17th from 9am to 3pm. From the 8th Annual Woof Walk to the conests, raffles and demonstrations, there will be something to entertain everyone, even those of the feline persuasion.

Beginning at 9am, the two mile The Woof Walk is a great way to show your support and raise money for this cause. Pre-registration fees are $25 or $30 the morning of. With your registration, you'll receive a 'Wag Bag' and Bark in the Park t-shirt, along with a few additional goodies. In addition, participants are encouraged to collect pledges from friends and family.

Public voting for the Dog of the Year Contest will be open for voting until 2:30pm. Entry into the contest is free and open until September 10th by e-mail a photo of your pooch to [email protected] Dollars will be used as votes; the dog with the most donations will be crowned The Dog of the Year.

Additional contests include the Kissing Contest, the Halloween Costume Contest and the Pet/Owner Look Alike Contest. These contests will be judged by Laura Shine of WFPK, Jules Bush of Louisville Tails Magazine and Angie Fenton of WHAS’s Great Day Live and the Voice Tribune. To participate, sign up upon arrival to the park.

In addition to raffles and silent auctions, a variety of entertainment will be provided free throughout the day. See below for a schedule of the day's events.

The Animal Care Society has been a no kill shelter since 1984, accepting dogs and cats through owner surrender and from high kill shelters and Louisville Metro Animal Services.

9:00am - Woof Walk
9:30am - Vendors open
9:45am - Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show
10:30am - The Kissing Contest
11:00am - Dog Agility Demonstration
12:30pm - Halloween Costume Contest
1:30pm - Pet/Owner Look Alike Contest
2:00pm - LMPD K-9 Unit Demonstration
2:30pm - Voting ends for the Dog of the Year Contest

Photo courtesy of Jan Warner

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