CHICAGO (WLS) --Thousands of dogs and their owners are getting excited as the Anti-Cruelty Society's Bark in the Park returns on May 21, 2016. The event was canceled in 2015 due to an outbreak of Canine Influenza. Now back for its 22nd year, Bark in the Park is at a new location: Soldier Field! The fun begins, rain or shine, at 9:00am. Activities include a relay race, professional demonstrations and performances including nose work, agility, and an entertaining Frisbee routine, a craft and do-it-yourself project center, and new this year, an agility obstacle course for children. ABC 7 is a proud sponsor of the Bark in the Park.
The Bark in the Park supports the Anti-Cruelty Society's important work. Founded in 1899, the group is the oldest and largest, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society in Chicago. Services help over 50,000 animals and humans each year through adoptions, charity veterinary clinics, cruelty investigations, and dog training classes. David Dinger, Vice President of Operations for the Anti-Cruelty Society, joined Eyewitness News Weekend Mornings to talk about his organization's big event.
Bark in the Park
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Hours: 9 a.m. to noon
Address: Stadium Green at Soldier Field, 1410 Museum Campus Dr. Chicago, IL 60605
Admission/ Ticket Prices: Adults: $35 in advance; $40 day-of, Children 3-13: $15 in advance; $20 day-of, Children 3 & Under and dogs: Free!