The Anti Cruelty Society’s Bark in The Park 2018

May 25, 2018


The Windy City Paws staff had so much fun volunteering at Bark in the Park on May 19, 2018! Read on to see what this event is all about!

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 119 years!

Our Walker Coordinator Alex and our walker Paige were at the registration tent helping everyone who needed their event T-shirts!


Bark in the Park is The Anti-Cruelty Society’s single largest fundraising event of the year. 2018’s event was held at the Stadium Green at Soldier Field on a beautiful and sunny day to mark its 24th 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!

Our walker Lia and her fiance´ Chris ready to cheer on all the 5k runners and walkers at the finish line!


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.

Our walker Emma Jo who met so many pups at the 5k walk finish line!


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.

Our walker Kenzie and Marketing Coordinator Xochitl had so much fun on the Raffle Team!


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!

Our walkers Brenton and Gary along with our owner Katie and her husband John having a blast on the Raffle Team!


Pictured Above: Alex K., Katie P., Gary F., Sarah F., Brenton P., Kenzie L., Paige B., Emma Jo S., Xochitl C., Lia R., Chris D.


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!