The Providence Animal Center Host 15th Annual Bark in the Park at Rose Tree Park on October 23

It’s almost time for Providence Animal Center’s 15th annual Bark in the Park event, taking place at Rose Tree Park on October 23.

The day begins with a dog-friendly 5k run at 10:00 a.m., followed by a 1-mile walk at 11:00 a.m. Although dog friendly dogs are encouraged, they are not required. Pre-registration for the run and walk is available online at ProvidenceAC.org/Bark for a limited time. Pre-registration is recommended but also available the morning of the event, from 9am for the 5K and 10am for the walk. Spike Eskin, former program director at WIP Sports Radio, will be the recipient of the social awareness award.

After the 5K, attendees can expect dog contests from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dog contests include best kiss, best ears, best tail wagging, and best costume. Medals will be awarded for Gold, Silver and Bronze in each category and Honorable Mention for Best Delco, Best Theme and Best Handmade in the costume category. The day also includes activities for the kids and paw painting for your dog, a huge raffle including a bike, a booze wheelbarrow and Eagles vs Cowboys tickets. Raffle tickets for these items can be purchased online at ProvidenceAC.org/BarkFundraiser, and the winner does not need to be present to win. Pet owners can also get charcoal portraits of their pets drawn by artist Dawn Toussaint between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

A vaccination and microchipping clinic for dogs and cats will also take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Patrons must line up by 11:30 a.m. In honor of the 15th year, distemper and rabies shots will be free for those who pre-register at ProvidenceAC.org/Bark.

The day begins with a dog-friendly 5km run at 10:00 am, followed by a 1.6km walk.

Event sponsors include Hill’s, Pet Supplies Plus – Woodlyn, VCA – Old Marple, Monica Perkins Allstate Agency, Mullen Coughlin LLC, West Laurel Hill and Sperr’s Fuel & Heating, who will be running a people and pet donation campaign company for Camp Out for Hunger.

Proceeds from the event support animal rescue and care and rescue programs at Providence Animal Center.

For questions, contact [email protected] or call 610-566-1370 x267.

Benjamin M. Yerger