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Bark in the Park

This upcoming Saturday, March 20th, the annual Bark in the Park festival will take place at Keisel Park, in Auburn! It is organized by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Auburn, and we would love to see you there!


This free event, which we, the Lee County Humane Society, are co-hosting, will take place from 9 am to 2 pm, and will have a variety of booths, local pet vendors, as well as adoptable dogs!


Adoptable Dogs


The Lee County Humane Society will be bringing along some adoptable, furry friends! We will be able to do adoptions at this event, so if you’ve been searching for a new best friend to add to your family, this is a great way to meet some contestants.


Adoption is both a great way to find a new furry best friend, as well as a lifesaving choice. Every adoption saves two lives: the adopted animal is given a bright future in a happy home, while a spot in the shelter is opened up for a new homeless companion animal.


Free Microchipping


PetVet Animal Health Center will be providing free dog microchipping! Microchipping is a perfect way to help your dog be reunited with your family should they ever get lost.


A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice, and inserted between the dog’s shoulder blades. Although it is not a GPS device, once it is registered, it will have all the owner’s information stored. This means that if the dog is brought to a vet clinic or animal shelter, it can be scanned and the owners can be contacted!


Tails and Trails Fun Run


This 3K fun run will begin right at 8:00 am and is a great way to get walking or running with your four-legged running “pawtner!” Please visit auburnalabama.org/parks/register to register for the inaugural Tails and Trails 3K. A schedule of registration fees is as follows:

Early Bird Registration: January 4 -February 26: $15

Registration: February 27 – March 15: $25


COVID-19 Reminder


A limited number of vendors will be accepted in order to comply with social-distancing guidelines. Contests and presentations will be eliminated from this year’s event. Attendees are required to wear a mask when a distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained and those with underlying health conditions are encouraged not to attend.


We are so excited about this event and hope to see our community come together, while standing 6 feet apart, to show support for our local pet organizations and businesses. Just a reminder, all attending dogs will need to be kept on a leash. For more information on Bark in the Park or to be a vendor, please visit www.auburnalabama.org/parks or contact Sarah Cook at 334.501.2948 or scook@auburnalabama.org.

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