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Bark For Your Park!

Bark for your Park

There are 15 finalists for this year’s Bark for your Park contest, sponsored by PetSafe.

PetSafe evaluated the availability of land, civic leader support, population size, and the total number of votes in the first round of the contest to come up with the finalists.

The contest supports dog parks because they provide a venue and opportunity for dogs to get vital exercise and socialization they need, which are two major factors in reducing behavior issues.  People tend to meet other dog owners, trainers and pet professionals at dog parks and are able to exchange information and resources that can further encourage responsible dog ownership.

You have until July 31 to vote.  Popular vote will determine the winner, who will receive $100,000. Additionally, the runner-up city in each small, medium and large category will win $25,000. The Bark from Your Heart award winner, which will be the city with the highest vote to opportunity to vote, will win $25,000.

Winners will be announced on August 7.

The finalists are:

  • Auburn, NY
  • Beckley, WV
  • Carrollton, TX
  • East Hartford, CT
  • Enfield, NH
  • Hattiesburg, MS
  • Manassas Park, VA
  • Port Chester, NY
  • Potsdam, NY
  • Sanford, NC
  • Springfield, IL
  • Sulphur Springs, TX
  • Taylor, MI
  • Tehachapi, CA
  • Waverly, IA
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Heska Corporation – Inspiration in Action

From now until 10 December, you can vote in the Inspiration in Action awards.  This contest encourages innovation in veterinary medicine and impacts the human experience through our bond with animals.   There will be three winners of the competition:

  • $25,000 Grand Prize winner
  • $10,000 2nd prize
  • $5,000 3rd prize

One vote per person, per day.

Visit the Heska website to read more about the six finalists.  They are:

  • Navajo Nation Veterinary Shuttle
  • Nicaraguan Human & Animal Health Program
  • Peter Emily International Veterinary Dentistry Foundation
  • All Dogs May Bite
  • Innovation Education for Equine Therapeutic Riding
  • Kindred Canines in Motion