TYLER, Texas (KETK) – A Tyler dog park recently won thousands of dollars and plenty of bragging rights.
SPCA’s Bossart Bark Park won a nationwide competition to get a $5,000 grant for their dog park. Only four other towns received the same honor from PetSafe, a maker of pet products.
This journey started back in May when nominations first opened for the competition. Bossart was chosen as a finalist in August, and voting happened throughout the month.
Finalists were chosen from a panel of PetSafe judges that scored each submission on the level of enthusiasm and support for a dog park project within the community and the impact that a dog park project will have on the community, said information from contest organizers.
Bossart Bark Park is an 8-acre community park with hills and trees for families and their four-legged friends. It is located off Grande Boulevard between Highway 155 and Old Jacksonville Highway.
Clear the Shelters is a national campaign that encourages people to adopt from their local shelters in an effort to “clear the shelters.” The campaign receives national and local coverage on NBC and each year over 100,000 animals are adopted from shelters and rescues that participate in our initiative. This year’s month-long event is August 23rd – September 19th. We hope that you can support our East Texas shelters and rescues.
KETK has partnered with these East Texas shelters and rescues:
- Animal Preservation of East Texas (APET)-SPCA
- Kurth Memorial Animal Services
- Smith County Animal Control and Shelter
- Justice for Samson Animal Rescue
- Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center
- Athens Animal Rescue Shelter
- Save Rocky the Great Dane Rescue and Rehab
- The Humane Society of Angelina County
- SPCA East Texas
- Blue Collar Mutts Rescue
- City of Henderson Animal Center
More than 551,000 pets have found their forever homes since 2015.