Bark in the Park & Kitty Palooza

Published 3:46 pm Thursday, October 5, 2023

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The Greenville community is invited to come out Saturday for Bark in the Park and Killy Palooza.

Bring your “fur baby” for Bark in the Park at Confederate Park on Oct. 7, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.. There will be a Dog Parade, DJ Major Delay providing music, hot dogs and sodas, prizes and raffles, dog attire for sale, and the Pet Salon will be available for nail clippings. 

At 3 p.m. everyone is welcome to join the prayer and blessing of the animals ceremony conducted by Saint Thomas Episcopal Church.

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Kimberly Matthews, vice president of the Butler County Humane Society, said there will be something for every dog.

“Bring your pup and join the fun!,” Matthews said. “Every dog in attendance will win a title, whether it is the curliest tail, the cutest outfit or the smallest dog, for example. It’s a great time, and the blessing ceremony after is very nice and the pups will receive a Saint Francis dog tag.”

The second Kitty Palooza will be held Oct. 7, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Sonya’s Dance & Fitness studio downtown. Community members are invited to just come play with the kittens or adopt a little “fur baby”. All kittens will be fixed, wormed, and de-flead and cost $85 to cover the expenses. 

Cory Rice, apprentice for the Butler County Humane Society, said there will be plenty of toys for attendees to interact with the kittens. 

“It is so much fun!” Rice said. “There will be precious kittens running around and waiting to play with whoever comes to visit them. All kittens will be ready to leave for their new homes that day for anyone looking to adopt. We hope to see you there!”