Monday, April 23, 2012
PR: The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Bark in the Park Brings Thousands of Dogs to Montrose Harbor
18th Annual Fundraiser Makes Noise on May 5, 2012
CHICAGO—Dogs are leading their owners to their favorite canine event of the year—The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Bark
in the Park. On May 5, 2012 at 9 a.m., rain or shine, thousands of dogs and their owners are scheduled to congregate at
Montrose Harbor for a morning of fun and an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for The Anti-Cruelty Society’s
programs and services.
Thousands of humans and their dogs are expected to attend this year’s event creating a great day of camaraderie amongst
animal lovers. Emcees, ABC 7’s Hosea Sanders and Roz Varon, will be on site kicking off the walk and keeping everyone
energized throughout the morning. Cat owners are welcome as well and given the opportunity to make a pin in honor of
the feline friends that are not able to attend the dog-friendly event.
Activities include agility courses, demonstrations, product samples from small business sponsors, Animal Intuitive Denise
Zak, a family fun tent—plus free snacks, souvenir photos, 50/50 cash raffle, and much more.
Bark in the Park is made possible by our generous sponsors: ABC7, Hill’s Science Diet, BMO/Harris Investments,
PetSmart, and many more corporate and individual supporters.
Advance registration is $35 for adults, $30 for children under 13, and dogs and children under 3 are free. Walkers may
register and raise funds online. Pick up registration packets at participating PetSmart locations, at the Society’s Education
& Training Center (169 W. Grand Ave., Chicago) on Friday, April 27 from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 from 10
a.m. to noon, or the morning of the event at 7 a.m. at the red tents.
For a look at last year’s walk, to register and pledge, and to find sponsors information visit www.barkinthepark.org. For
more information call the Bark in the Park hotline at 312-329-8726 or email email@example.com.
About The Anti-Cruelty Society
The Anti-Cruelty Society is Chicago’s oldest and largest, private, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society. With a
mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people, its comprehensive programs and
services help over 50,000 animals and humans every year and include: adoption, charity veterinary clinic, low or no-cost
spay/neuter clinic, cruelty investigations and rescue, humane education & community outreach, a free behavior hotline,
dog training classes, S.A.F.E. program (short-term accommodations for emergencies), The Bruckner Rehabilitation &
Treatment Center, the Virginia Butts Berger Cat Clinic, and the Dog Rehabilitation Center. For more information, visit
www.anticruelty.org or call (312) 644-8338.