Calling all dog lovers: Bark in the Park returns

Monday, June 18, 2018

Spend a day with man’s best friend at the seventh annual Bark in the Park on June 16 at Rock Creek Park from noon to 8 p.m.

The event is hosted by the local animal shelter in Lewisburg, All proceeds will go to the Shelter Volunteer Fund. The fund directly supports various healthcare and safety treatments like microchipping and heartworm tests for each dog at the shelter. The fund covers any additional vet bills and supplies if needed.

This year’s theme is “A Family Reunion.” The shelter has collected numerous photos of past shelter dogs with their forever families and homes and designed a heartwarming slideshow.

The Lewisburg Animal Shelter has so many activities lined up for a full day of fun. The event will include music, local vendors and raffle items: family pass to Hi-Way 50 Drive-In, tickets to various places such as Nashville Shores, Holiday World and Nashville Symphony.

The shelter has also arranged for several demonstrations throughout the day from start to finish. One demonstration will be from the newest addition to the Police K9 unit.

At this year’s Bark in the Park, a new tradition will be set in place: a classic car show and a benefit motorcycle ride. The Classic Car Cruise In is free entry and will begin at noon and last until 4 p.m. Registration for the benefit ride will be at 10:30 a.m. The meetup location is at the Shell Gas Station located in Nashville at 8456 TN-100. The cost is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger, which will cover the entry to the bike contest from noon to 2 p.m.

On top of the various activities, food trucks will be lined up to cater to any craving. Vendors scheduled to attend are: 313 Coney, Fitz Willy’s, TC Concessions, Kona Ice, Brothers in Smoke BBQ, Mayberry’s Italian Water Ice, and Mary’s Paninis.

The shelter has announced its goal of raising at least $1,500 to cover treatment costs for dogs that test positive for heartworms. Even with the shelter using a slow-kill method, the treatment can be up to $190 per dog.

Since last year, Lewisburg Animal Shelter has made notable progress in successfully helping dogs find a forever home and testing negative after several rounds of heartworm treatment. The shelter is in need of the community’s support and donations are always appreciated. Stop by this weekend and help a dog find its forever home.