Humane Society’s ‘Bark In the Park’ fundraiser returns to downtown Tampa next month

It went virtual last year.

click to enlarge 'Bark In the Park' includes a one-mile walk, pet adoptions, food trucks, and live entertainment. - humanesocietytampa/Facebook
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'Bark In the Park' includes a one-mile walk, pet adoptions, food trucks, and live entertainment.
After going virtual last year, Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s Bark in the Park is back in-person at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12.

Celebrating its 35th year, the fundraiser helps the nonprofit find money for “shelter, food, spay/neuter services, and medical care for thousands of animals” that are given up to the organization every year. To help out, participants can form a “pack” with friends or—if you’re more of a “lone wolf”—raise funds all by yourself. And not that you’re doing it for the glory, but prizes are given to the top groups.

The event includes a one-mile walk, pet adoptions, food trucks, and live entertainment. And don’t forget to dress your canine best friend: dog costume contests include prizes for “Best Downtown Chic,”,“Best Pirate Pup,” and “Most Creative.”

Stephanie Powers

Freelance contributor Stephanie Powers started her media career as an Editorial Assistant long ago when the Tampa Bay Times was still called the St. Petersburg Times. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, where she studied improvisation at Second City Hollywood, she came back to Tampa and stayed put.She soon...
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