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Bark in the Park to be held September 18


Pet of the Week: Turbo


The ongoing donations for our new Coosa County humane shelter is still gratefully collecting.

Carolyn Morse of Feral Dogs of Avondale Mills contacted Dennis and Deb Hill in order to donate $600, proceeds from their annual “Butts for Mutts BBQ;” such a lovely idea, and well appreciated. Hopefully the work inside the building will begin in a couple of weeks. If you would like to donate funds, or your time as a volunteer, just call 256-391-7192.

Turbo is the featured adoptable pet this week from the Wetumpka humane shelter on U.S. Highway 231. Turbo is a 5-year-old male pit and about 65 pounds. He is good with female dogs, cats and children, but surrendered because of not being good with another male dog.

Turbo is house trained, very sweet, loving and craves attention – loves people. He takes treats very gently and is good on a leash. Shelter Director Rea Cord says, “Honestly, this is one of the best dogs in our shelter – Come and meet Turbo!”

The shelter also has plenty of puppies and kittens if they are your preference. Just call the shelter for an application, and when accepted, you will get a time to visit all the animals you care to, 334-567-3377.

The 16th Annual Bark in the Park at Fort Toulouse is just two weeks away on Sunday, September 18, at 1 p.m. The entry fee is $5 person over 13 years of age. ALL dogs coming to the “Bark” must be good in public with children and adults, as well as other dogs in busy situations, AND must have a current rabies tag or proof thereof to cone into the park.

Lots to do, and things start with an exciting police K-9 demonstration at 1 p.m., so don’t be late, and they will stay a while for any questions.

The Blessing of the Pets will happen between 2-2:15 p.m., followed by the most popular “Parade of Pets.” Winners will be picked for costumes, etc. A silent auction of goods will be ongoing from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Microchipping is available from Tuskegee’s College of Veterinary Medicine for $25.

The event T-shirts  for 2022 “Keep it Paws-itive” will be $15. Pet portraits by Tannehill Photography will also have a booth. The ever popular “Bone Mountain” will be there for the dogs’ treats.

Also paw painting and vendors galore for jewelry, pet items, local honey, jellies, and many assorted crafts, including baked goodies. Refreshments by Grumpy Dog and Venice Gelato, and drinks by Buffalo Rock/Pepsi.

What more could you ask for a fun day in the park? All fingers crossed for a beautiful sunny day like last year, but the rain date will be Sunday, September 25. If you would like any extra information, just call the shelter.

You might want to read this twice; this Bake in the Park includes a lot of stuff to enjoy with your dog! You can always find some shade if needed.

Until next week,

The Dog Lover

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