Highland News Leader

“Paws in the Park” in Greenville to feature pet parade, contests

The Bond County Humane Society will host its 12th annual Paws in the Park on from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Patriot’s Park, located at the junction of Illinois Routes 140 and 127 in Greenville.

A pet parade will begin at 10 a.m. at east entrance of park and ends at Main Pavilion. Pre-registration is required and runs from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Cost is $5 per dog. Parade entry fee includes entry into the “Best Costume” contest.

Registration for pet contests begins at 9 a.m., with the competition to start at at 11 a.m. and continue every 20 minutes (plus breaks, TBD). Cost is $10 per dog, which gets registration in unlimited contests, plus a T-shirt (while supplies last). Trophies will be awarded. Contests include: fastest fetch (bring your pet’s favorite fetch item), best kisser, best trick, prettiest pure breed and mixed breed, most sits, longest down, and a dog version of musical chairs.

Other events include:

▪ Pet photos, courtesy of Randalyn’s Photography, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.;

▪ A police K-9 demonstration at 10:30 a.m.;

▪ Pet nail trimming/polishing, courtesy of Tara Baum Carsrud & Team of Pet Designs Salon, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and

▪ A micro-chipping clinic starting at 1 p.m., with vet services courtesy of Greenville Veterinary Clinic.

There will also be food and beverages, cutest pet photo contest, silent auction, a Lottery ticket raffle, an adoptable animal meet and greet, and children’s activities.

For more information, contact Rachel at (618) 664-4068 or visit www.bondcohs.petfinder.com.