By SHANNON WATKINS
For the second year, the Pulaski County Humane Society is partnering with the Pulaski Mariners to host a “Canines at Calfee Night” on Wednesday, July 31. Game attendees are encouraged to bring their dogs to Calfee Park to enjoy the game with their owners.
But those who don’t show up with a dog can still pet one: the Humane Society will also bring several of its own dogs along, all of which are available for adoption. To begin the adoption process, visit the Humane Society in Dublin or online at www.pchsva.org.
“We plan to parade the dogs around the stadium during the game. Pet lovers, make sure you pet and visit with them. They very rarely get out of the shelter and are excited to get to come out for the game,” said Humane Society Executive Director, Candice Simmons.
The first 100 non-Humane Society dogs who enter the park will get a blue bandanna to wear, compliments of the Humane Society, the Mariners, Flying Fur Dog DayCare and Training and Quality Pro Home Inspections. Other free trinkets, donated by Wells Fargo, will also be available, including light-up dog tags, Frisbees, shirts, pens and cups.
The Pulaski County Humane Society’s 2012 Youth Volunteer of the Year, Jaelyn Szerokman, will throw the first pitch in honor of man’s four-legged friends and Sarah Riggins will sing the “Star Spangled Banner.” The announcer will share some facts about animals and animal welfare throughout the game.
“They say nothing goes together in the good old USA better than baseball, hotdogs and apple pie. On July 31st, the hotdog part of this equation takes on a double meaning. Bring your furry friends to the game! You are both sure to have a dog-gone good time!” said Simmons.
The Humane Society would like to give special thanks to Canines at Calfee sponsors: the Pulaski Mariners, Flying Fur Dog DayCare and Training, Quality Pro Home Inspections and Wells Fargo of Pulaski.
The game will start at 7 p.m., with the Mariners will be playing against the Bristol White Sox. All dogs attending must be on a leash and up to date on rabies shots.
For questions or more information on Canines at Calfee, please call 540-674-0089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To visit the dogs available, visit the Humane Society at 80 Dublin Park Rd. in Dublin. To purchase a Mariners program, please see one of the Humane Society’s volunteers.