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‘Bark in the Park’ is Coming to San Antonio Providing Hours of Entertainment and Cash Prizes

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Do you have a pet who loves to dress up in costumes? Do you want to have bragging rights on having attended the “largest pet costume contest in the country?” Then head to the “Bark in the Park” pet costume contest on Saturday, October 7 in San Antonio’s Sunken Gardens Theater. Sponsored by attorney, Thomas J. Henry, this is the 3rd annual Bark in the Park and is shaping up to be the best one yet.

Enter your pet into the contest to win cash prizes up to $1,000! No pet? No problem! There will be plenty to do for the whole family with food trucks, vendors, music, a kid’s zone, and more. And remember–all proceeds (including 100% of ticket sales and vendor fees) go directly to San Antonio Pets Alive (SAPA) and Animal Defense League of Texas (ADL).

But wait…there’s more!

Bark in the Park

Photo: Facebook/TJHLaw

Aside from the notoriety and Instagram likes that are sure to come from your pet winning a costume contest, there’s cold, hard cash to be won too! First prize fetches $1,000; second prize gets $750, third claims $500; fourth place gets $250 and fifth place scores $150! Just imagine how many dog treats that will buy your endlessly patient and tolerant dressed-up pooch!

San Antonio Pets Alive!

San Antonio Pets Alive!

Photo: Facebook/sapetsalive

Bark in the Park started in Corpus Christi, Texas in 2012 as a fun, festive event bringing together pet-owners, local pet businesses, pet rescue organizations, and no-kill pet shelters in an attempt to raise money and awareness for pet initiatives in the community.

This year’s recipients of the proceeds are doing fabulous things for animals in the hill country. San Antonio Pets Alive! is a life-saving organization that solely rescues dogs and cats selected for euthanasia at the San Antonio City Shelter. They save these animals after all other options have been exhausted. Their vision is to make San Antonio a No Kill Community and they have saved over 35,000 lives saved since 2012.

Animal Defense League of Texas

Animal defense league

Photo: Facebook/adltexas

The Animal Defense League of Texas is a non-profit organization that is a true no-kill shelter for abandoned, abused, or neglected dogs and cats. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for these animals by providing needed medical care, including spaying and neutering. Food, shelter, and safety are also provided – along with compassion and attention. While maintaining a healthy and loving facility, ADL consistently works to find the best possible home for each resident animal.

To learn more about Bark in the Park, visit the Facebook page of Thomas J. Henry or the law firm’s website.