Bark in the Park to Bring Thousands of Dogs to Montrose Harbor

CHICAGO—Dogs are leading their owners to their favorite canine event of the year—The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Bark in the Park. On May 3, 2014 at 9 a.m., rain or shine, thousands of dogs and their owners are scheduled to hightail it to Montrose Harbor for a morning of fun and an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for The Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago’s oldest and largest animal welfare organization.  

Each year, thousands of humans and their dogs make it a tradition to attend this annual event creating a great day of camaraderie amongst animal lovers. Emcees, ABC7’s Hosea Sanders and Roz Varon, will be on site kicking off the walk with dogs and the run without dogs, and keeping everyone energized throughout the morning. Cat owners are welcome as well and are given the opportunity to make a pin in honor of their feline friends that are not able to attend the dog-friendly event.

Activities include a dog obstacle course, Denise Zak pet psychic, pet massages, dog tattoos, nail clipping spa, souvenir photo booth, product samples from our sponsors, free snacks, contests, 50/50 cash raffle, face-painting and fun for the kids, and more.

Bark in the Park is made possible by our generous sponsors: ABC7, Hill’s Science Diet,BMO/Harris Investments, PetSmart, 103.5 KissFM, and many more corporate and individual supporters.

Advance registration is $35 for adults, $15 for children 3-15, and dogs and children under 3 are free. Walkers/runners are encouraged to register and raise funds for some great prizes online.

For a look at pictures from last year’s walk, to register and pledge, and to find sponsor information visit For more information call 312-645-8006 or email

About The Anti-Cruelty Society
The Anti-Cruelty Society is Chicago’s oldest and largest, private, open-admission, unlimited stay humane society. With a mission of building a community of caring by helping pets and educating people, its comprehensive programs and services help over  50,000 animals and humans every year and include: adoption, charity veterinary clinic, low or no-cost spay/neuter clinic, cruelty investigations and rescue, humane education & community outreach, a free behavior hotline, dog training classes, S.A.F.E. program (short-term accommodations for emergencies), The Bruckner Rehabilitation & Treatment Center, the Virginia Butts Berger Cat Clinic, and the Dog Rehabilitation Center. For more information, visit or call (312) 644-8338.      


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