The Anti-Cruelty Society is Chicago’s oldest and largest private, open-admission animal welfare organization. It has been helping pets and educating the community for more than 118 years!
Bark in the Park is the The Anti-Cruelty Society’s single largest fundraising event of the year. 2017’s event was held at the Stadium Green at Soldier Field on a beautiful and sunny day to mark its 23rd year! This important fundraiser was the first pet-friendly event held in Chicago, and with more than 3,000 participants, it is one of the largest as well!
At Bark in the Park, participants could run or walk in a 5K race, participate in a scavenger hunt, browse local vendors, and have their pup go through a free agility course! Participants who walk the 5K were also welcome to bring their dog along for the walk.
The Windy City Paws crew came out to volunteer at this wonderful event, and we all had a blast helping to raise awareness and funds for Chicago’s homeless pets at The Anti-Cruelty Society! Check out some of our awesome photos from the event here.
Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who make this event possible, including our own Windy City Paws staff!
We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!
Click to read more about The Anti-Cruelty Society and their mission, as well as other amazing ways throughout the year to volunteer and give back to Chicago’s pets in need!