Bark in the Park at Montrose Harbor

May 4, 2012 (PRESS RELEASE)

On May 5, 2012 at 9 a.m., rain or shine, thousands of dogs and their owners are scheduled to congregate at Montrose Harbor for a morning of fun and an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for The Anti-Cruelty Society's programs and services.

Thousands of humans and their dogs are expected to attend this year's event creating a great day of camaraderie amongst animal lovers. Emcees, ABC 7's Hosea Sanders and Roz Varon, will be on site kicking off the walk and keeping everyone energized throughout the morning. Cat owners are welcome as well and given the opportunity to make a pin in honor of the feline friends that are not able to attend the dog-friendly event.

Activities include agility courses, demonstrations, product samples from small business sponsors, Animal Intuitive Denise Zak, a family fun tent-plus free snacks, souvenir photos, 50/50 cash raffle, and much more.

Bark in the Park is made possible by our generous sponsors: ABC7, Hill's Science Diet, BMO/Harris Investments, PetSmart, and many more corporate and individual supporters.

Advance registration is $35 for adults, $30 for children under 13, and dogs and children under 3 are free. Walkers may register and raise funds online. Pick up registration packets at participating PetSmart locations, at the Society's Education & Training Center (169 W. Grand Ave., Chicago) on Friday, April 27 from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to noon, or the morning of the event at 7 a.m. at the red tents.

For a look at last year's walk, to register and pledge, and to find sponsors information visit For more information call the Bark in the Park hotline at 312-329-8726 or email

About The Anti-Cruelty Society

The Anti-Cruelty Society is Chicago's oldest and largest, private, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society. With a mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people, its comprehensive programs and services help over 50,000 animals and humans every year and include: adoption, charity veterinary clinic, low or no-cost spay/neuter clinic, cruelty investigations and rescue, humane education & community outreach, a free behavior hotline, dog training classes, S.A.F.E. program (short-term accommodations for emergencies), The Bruckner Rehabilitation & Treatment Center, the Virginia Butts Berger Cat Clinic, and the Dog Rehabilitation Center. For more information, visit or call (312) 644-8338.

Bark in the Park
Chicago's Montrose Harbor
Saturday, 9am

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