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Humane Society’s 26th Annual Bark in the Park
Run/Walk & Fundraiser to help thousands of local, homeless pets on May 19
Eugene, OR – (April 25, 2019) This year’s Bark in the Park is on Sunday, May 19 at Alton Baker Park. It is the largest pet event in the Southern Willamette Valley and one of the largest run/walks in Eugene. More than 1,400 people and their furry friends are expected to participate in this year’s event. In addition to the 2K walk and 5K/10K runs, there are also contests, swag bags, an agility course, canine activities, demonstrations, vendors, delicious food, a kid zone and more. Runners can participate as an individual (with or without a dog) or join a team.
This year, Greenhill Humane Society hopes to raise $120,000 for the animals and is relying on the community for help. The shelter depends on public donations and grants for funding, which is used for a variety of services and resources for the animals and the community. In addition to caring for over 3,000 homeless, lost and neglected pets, Greenhill programs include, but are not limited to: adoption services, education, domestic violence assistance, senior assistance, pet retention assistance, spay/neuter programs, volunteer opportunities and foster care.
Register and learn more about Bark in the Park at www.Green-hill.org.
When: Sunday, May 19, 2019, activities begin at 7 a.m. running until noon.
Where: Alton Baker Park
- Pre-registration for Bark in the Park is $30 and includes a doggie bandana or $45 with a doggie bandana and a Tech T-shirt.
- Day-of Registration is $35 with a doggie bandana or $50 with a doggie bandana and a Tech T-shirt (while supplies last).
- Fundraising Registration (raising money but not participating in the event) is free.
Children 12 and under are free.
Greenhill Humane Society: Greenhill Humane Society has been caring for animals in Lane County since 1944. It is a private, non-profit organization that relies on charitable donations. Greenhill operates two shelters in Eugene, Oregon, 88530 Green Hill Road and 3970 West 1st Avenue. We envision a community in which all companion animals have loving homes and are treated with compassion and respect.C