5th Annual Bark in the Park |
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Henrico Humane Society (HHS), in partnership with Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks, will hold their fifth annual Bark in the Park event on Saturday, October 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Parkway in Richmond, Virginia and admission is free.
“Our annual Bark in the Park event is for the entire family. We encourage anyone who enjoys animals, activities, music and even a little exercise to join in the fun," said Courtney Morano, Henrico Humane Society president. "The proceeds from this event help us find permanent, loving homes for animals that have been abandoned, abused or surrendered."
A 5k run starts at 9 a.m. and a 2k Dog walk starts at 10:30 a.m. There is a $25 registration fee for each of these events. Runners and walkers can register online at www.henricohumane.org , or in person on the day of the event. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges to help raise money. Prizes will be awarded to the individuals and teams that raise the most funds. All proceeds from this event benefit Henrico Humane Society and will go toward medical expenses and general animal care.
Additional activities to enjoy at Bark in the Park include music by acoustic group OminOtagO, performance by Jonathan Austin, pet-related vendors, dog contests and adoptions, a petting zoo, a moon walk, and more. A nominal fee will be charged for dog contests, which will be emceed by WTVR-TV personality Greg McQuade.
For more information on Bark in the Park, visit www.henricohumane.org or call Henrico Humane Society at (804) 262-6634. All pets must be leashed, vaccinated, and at least four months old. No dogs or strollers are allowed in the 5k run.
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