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WHAT IS BARK IN THE PARK?

Bark in the Park, Animal Care PA's major annual fundraising event, includes a 5K run, 10K run and 1-mile walk as well as a pet costume contest. This is our 11th year hosting the event, and the first time being completely virtual. In addition to running or walking, you can participate in our virtual costume contest.

Proceeds benefit Animal Care PA’s community-based programs: FEED, CARE, EDUCATE. The FEED initiative, Henry’s Helping Paws Program, provides pet food for animals owned by senior citizens who struggle financially to provide for their beloved pets. The CARE initiative, The Last Chance Program, helps pay for life-saving veterinary care for animals in need. 

Last year’s Bark in the Park event had:

  • 330 runners and walkers
  • $13,000 raised for Animal Care PA’s programs

 

WHO BENEFITS FROM THIS EVENT?

Proceeds from this event go to finance Animal Care PA's community-based programs that feed and care for animals in need and educate pet owners and veterinary students of the Commonwealth.

 

Daisy

Daisy

She is a paralyzed Dachshund, who was found abandoned in a trash bag in the middle of winter and now requires a wheelchair to get around. Animal Care PA provided the funds to have extensive, necessary dental surgery, which was brought on from years of neglect.

 

Scout

Scout

Scout was a barn cat at a local 4H club who had a serious infection in his foot, which lead to the removal his left leg. Animal Care PA's fund stepped in to help Scout continue his work at the barn helping children learn about animal care through the 4H program!

 

Bobby Ray

Bobby Ray

Bobby Ray was found roadside with several traumatic injuries, including his spinal cord. He had a guarded prognosis, but after a few days of intensive treatment, his condition improved. No owners could be located, so once healed, he was adopted in to a new, loving home.

 

Hefty

Hefty

Hefty earned his name the hard way as he was put in a trash bag and thrown away. He was badly injured and was discovered trying to claw his way out of the bag. A good Samaritan found him and took him to get treatment. He was treated for his injuries and gradually recovered and was adopted.

 

 

  


 

2019 Highlights

Check Out the 2019 Photo Album

 

2019 Highlights

 

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How much does it cost?

2020 t-shirt

WITHOUT T-Shirt*

Adults (ages 12+): $15.00
Youth (ages 3-11) $5.00
   

WITH T-Shirt*

Adults (ages 12+): $35.00
Youth (ages 3-11): $25.00

 

* Each registrant will have a $3.25 processing fee added to their registration.

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All proceeds benefit Animal Care PA's core programs that FEED and CARE for animals in need. 

ACPA Logo stacked 1c k 01About Animal Care PA

The Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation (PVF), d/b/a Animal Care PA, was established in 1983, and serves as the charitable arm of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association but functions as an independent Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation and is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of Animal Care PA is to help caring people help animals by bridging the gap through our animal welfare initiatives like The Last Chance Program and Henry's Helping Paws Program as well as funding Veterinary Student Scholarships.