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Bark in the Park fundraiser gearing up

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Shelly McPhaul, Humane Society President Shelly McPhaul, Humane Society President
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SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -

People who share a love for animals can come together this weekend for the second Bark-In-The-Park Fundraiser.

The Worth County Best Friends Humane Society is gearing up for the event. The empty lots outside the Worth County Agricultural Pavilion may not look like much today, but on April 20th they'll be packed with animal lovers.

That's because the humane society is putting on its second "Bark -In-The-Park" fundraiser, featuring vendors, pet adoptions and a five-K run.

"It brings people together to celebrate their animals. And in this part of the country, there's not a lot of events like that," said Shelly McPhaul, Humane Society President.

On Saturday the area will be filled with dogs and dog lovers. An area will be set up for doggie Olympics, as well as veterinary tents set up.

McPhaul said Phoebe-Worth and the chamber have helped sponsor the event. She also said people looking for new family additions will likely find a furry friend at the event.

"There will be a special adoption fee Saturday only. We're gonna rotate the animals from the shelter, so we won't have them all there at once. We've got puppies. We're gonna have a kitty corner, so there'll be some kittens out there," she said.

Attendees can expect to see all kinds of animals and activities. The Tiger Stripes Sanctuary will be bringing a Tiger that will be kept in a 40-foot enclosure right outside the building.

Venders will sell all kinds of treats around the area, and dog obedience demonstrations will even be offered during the day.

The event will be held in the Worth County Agricultural Pavilion from 9am to 4pm. The 5-K will start at 8am.

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