St. Andrews to host Bark in the Park


LAURINBURG — Tails will be wagging to the music this weekend.

On Sunday, the annual “Bark in the Park” is set to take place at St. Andrews University on the campuses track.

The event is hosted by the St. Andrews University Pre-Vet Club and will begin at 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Scotland County Humane Society.

“We are expecting 40 people will come and bring their dogs, but it all depends on the weather,” said Mackenzie Parks, a member of the Pre-Vet Club at St. Andrews University.

Dogs will be able to participate in games, contests, and their owners will be able to enter raffles, while humans and animals will get to listen to music throughout the day.

“We will have raffles contests and agility games for the dogs to participate in,” Parks said, who is in her junior year at SAU.

Pet owners will also be able to toss around bean bags for Cornhole, throw the Frisbees for their dogs, play soccer against four-legged friends, and dogs can bob for treats.

For those who are not dog owners, but looking to adopt, the Scotland County Humane Society will be at the event to share information on pet adoption. The group will also bring several dogs that are looking for homes.

“The best part about Bark in the Park is having community members come out and interact with each other and spend time with dogs,” said Tessa Thompson, a pre-vet student at SAU.

The SAU Pre-Vet Club will be putting on a bake sale and operate a concession stand as a fundraiser for the Humane Society.

Those who attend are asked to consider donating items, such as food, toys, and towels. All donations will be greatly appreciated. Remember to bring your friendly dog’s rabies tag or

Attendees with pets must bring their dog’s rabies tag or veterinarian records and retractable leashes are prohibited. Dogs should also stay on a leash for safety reason, according to the event’s organizers.

Florence, an Airedale Terrier puppy, plays outside Tuesday with her buddy Bella, a Doberman Pinscher. The dogs will have a chance to join other four-legged friends Sunday at Bark in the Park.
http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_bella.jpgFlorence, an Airedale Terrier puppy, plays outside Tuesday with her buddy Bella, a Doberman Pinscher. The dogs will have a chance to join other four-legged friends Saturday at Bark in the Park.

Nolan Gilmour | Laurinburg Exchange Florence, an Airedale Terrier puppy, cools off after playing outside Tuesday. The pup and other dogs will have a chance for another playdate at Sunday’s Bark in the Park” at St. Andrews University.
http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_florence.jpgNolan Gilmour | Laurinburg Exchange Florence, an Airedale Terrier puppy, cools off after playing outside Tuesday. The pup and other dogs will have a chance for another playdate at Sunday’s Bark in the Park” at St. Andrews University.

 

By Nolan Gilmour

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