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.
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 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 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 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.