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Humane Society readies for Bark in the Park

FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 11, 2017 4:37 PM

The Humane Society of Summit County is preparing for its annual Bark in the Park pledge walk and pet expo presented by Cascade Subaru and Wild Republic, at Springfield Lake Park May 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bark in the Park, conducted in conjunction with Springfield Township, is HSSC's annual community-wide celebration and a fun-filled day that raises money and awareness for the most vulnerable animals in Summit County. There are animals, vendors, food trucks, interactive games, demonstrations, raffles and more.

All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Summit County's animals, who are victims of cruelty, neglect, illness and injury. Funds also support adoption services.

"Our goal is for each participant to raise at least $100," said Katlyn Grayson, event coordinator. "More than 90 percent of the Humane Society of Summit County's funding is from individual donations, so get your Scout troop, sorority or fraternity, colleagues or just friends and family together to support a good cause."

Grayson said the goal is to raise $50,000 this year. Register at www.summithumane.org/bitp.

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"We could not fulfill our mission without our community support, said Diane Johnson, president and CEO of the Humane Society of Summit County. "We hope you will join us."

Registration begins at 11 a.m.; the walk starts at noon; and the pet expo runs from 11 .m. to 2 p.m. For more information about Bark in the Park or the Humane Society of Summit County, visit www.summithumane.org.

Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are still available, contact Grayson at 330-487-0333 ext. 239 or kgrayson@summithumane.org for more information.

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