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Relay goes to dogs with pet event

By By Lisa Tindell
news editor

Tails will be wagging at Burnt Corn Creek Park next weekend as pets take part in raising funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event.
Relay Chairman Sharon Peacock said committee members are putting on an event that lets man’s best friend lend a paw for the cause.
The event is planned for Saturday at Burnt Corn Park and will have a variety of events throughout the morning.
Events for the day include the Bark For Life walk at 10:15 following opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. and will continue until noon with awards and a bone drop event.
The beginning laps will give pets and owners and chance to get a taste of Relay, Peacock said.
Beginning at 11 a.m., several contests will be conducted giving pets a chance to shine and be recognized.
Even if pets can’t sing or perform special tricks, Peacock said other prizes will also be presented.
Although fun and fundraising are the main attractions for the day, Peacock said there are some rules that pet owners need to be aware of before bringing their pets to the event.
Rules for the event require that Dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet and under control at all times. Owners should clean up after your pet. Poop bags and trash cans will be provided. All dogs attending event must have proof of current rabies vaccination. Owners must provide a copy of the rabies certificate or the dog must wear current identification and rabies tags. Female dogs should not attend if they are in heat
Peacock said the committee reserves the right to refuse entry to aggressive animals.
Registration fees are $20 for one dog or $30 for two or more dogs is registered by Dec. 15. Registration fees the day of the event are $25 for one dog or $35 for two or more dogs.
To pre-register for event, forms may be picked up at area veterinary offices, area banks or by contacting Peacock at sharonpeacock@hotmail.com.