Perfect Weather, Wonderful turnout for Bark in the Park at Fort Toulouse – Elmore Autauga News


Humane Society of Elmore County News

What a perfect day Sunday was for Bark in the Park and fun outside with our dogs and friends! The weather was gorgeous, we had a wonderful turnout of dogs and people alike! Everyone seemed to have a simply wonderful time, the vendors made lots of sales and new buddies, and it was just a great afternoon all around. Check out our Shelter Facebook page so you can either find yourself or see all the fun you missed if you were unable to attend.

This was our 16th year with regard to Bark in the Park and, as always, Fort Toulouse was perfect for our event! On behalf of our Board & Staff we so appreciate the great turnout and all these excellent partner exhibitors: Venice Gelato, Grumpy Dog, Alabama Animal Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic,   Camp Bow Wow Montgomery, Cat Lady Bling, Cat Lady Claws, CB& S Bank, For Healthy Pets, Tannehill Photography, Artistic-Manifest, A Wiggle & A Wag Grooming Spa,   Duane Parker Wood & Stone Carving, D. PAWshe’ & Powerhouse Hippie, Pooch Lala, Fofo Pet Sitting Services, The Crafty Hedgehog, Steel City Cbd, Made By Madi, Gabbs Of Love Candle Company.

With the help of Tuskegee Veterinary College, 23 dogs were microchipped thereby enhancing their chances of being reunited with their family in the, hopefully rare, event they ever become lost. Two of our pups were adopted and 50 dogs went home using their very own and unique Pet Picasso paintings – a record number indeed!

The Silent Auction of Pet Items and more was a huge success and not only helped us raise a bit more money but let some pet owners go home with some treasures they can put to great use for their pets.

Please also thank these incredible Sponsors, most who have helped sponsor Bark within the Park for many, many years: Buffalo Rock Montgomery, Tuskegee University, College of Veterinary Medicine; Blue Ridge Animal Clinic; Dr . Bipin Kumar; CB & S Bank; Ark Animal Hospital; Coosa River Adventures; Gray’s Tire & Service Center; Steve McGhehee; Collier Ford; Jackson, Thornton & Co; Marla H. Wohlman M. D; The Davey Tree Expert Company; Taylor Athletic Wear; HSELCO Secret Admirer; Dawg Gone Pretty Pet Salon; Cousins Insurance Agency; For Healthy Animals; Jill & Harley Samuelson; Camellia Veterinary Hospital; Castaway Animal Clinic; Centerpoint Fellowship Church-Wetumpka; Champs Barbeque; Bryson Veterinary Clinic; Grier Solutions; Zap Pest Control; Bell Family Chiropractic & PHOENIX the Wonder Dog!

Our heartfelt thanks to Dr . Andre’ Harrison for being our Master associated with Ceremonies and announcing our own Pet Parade, to Rev Mark Waldo for conducting our Blessing of the Animals and to Charlie Helton regarding providing our sound system! The Pet Parade was huge and what fun it is to see so many loved dogs with their owners as we think all canines deserve their very own parade!

We have a few of our “Keep it Pawsitive” 2022 Bark in the Park T-Shirts left and you can purchase them at the Shelter office or Tail’s End Thrift Store intended for $15!

And finally, our sincere thanks to our Board Members, Staff and Volunteers who work hard to ensure Bark within the Park runs smoothly and is fun for all who attend. Look for another great year in 2023 for year 17!

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