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Calling all Bark in the Park participants

Ready to Bark in the Park?
Ready to Bark in the Park?
The Anti-Cruelty Society

Well, it is that time again – time to Bark in the Park Chicago style! This year’s life-saving event will take place in just three short days, on Saturday, May 3rd beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Montrose Harbor in Chicago.

The Anti-Cruelty Society (TACS) hosts this annual event and they are hoping to see as many Chicagoans and their dogs as possible out moving to save the lives of other homeless animals within the Chicagoland community. As you may already know, this is TACS 20th Annual Bark, so it promises to be an extra special occasion!

The 5K Walk/Run will go on rain or shine! Dogs and their owners will hightail it to Montrose Harbor for a morning of exercise, fun and for the opportunity to raise funds and awareness for TACS, Chicago’s oldest and largest animal welfare organization.

Each year, thousands of humans and their dogs make it a tradition to attend this annual event creating a great day of camaraderie amongst animal lovers. Emcees, ABC7’s Hosea Sanders and Roz Varon, will be onsite to kick off the walk, and WGN Radio’s Steve Dale and Chicago radio veteran Bart Shore will be keeping everyone energized throughout the morning. Cat owners are more than welcome as well and are given the opportunity to make a pin in honor of their feline friends that are not able to attend this dog-friendly event.

The activities scheduled for this special year include a dog obstacle course, Denise Zak pet psychic, pet massages, dog tattoos, pawdicures, souvenir photo booth, product samples from our sponsors, free snacks, contests, 50/50 cash raffle, face-painting and other fun for the kids, plus much more.

The Anti-Cruelty Society is fortunate to have some very generous sponsors for their Bark in the Park event, which includes: ABC7, Hill’s Science Diet, BMO/Harris Investments, PetSmart, 103.5 KissFM, and many more corporate and individual supporters. The advance registration fee is $35 for adults, $15 for children 3-15, and dogs and children under the age of 3 are free. Walkers/runners are encouraged to register and raise funds for some great prizes listed online.

If you would like to take a look back at the fun had by all at the 2013 Bark in the Park, to register and/or pledge, or to find sponsor information, feel free to visit For other information, you can phone 312-645-8006 or email

Hope you are able to attend. It should be a great day of fun to be had by all!

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