Second annual Bark for Life held Sept. 18

By Denise Coffey - Staff Writer
Brooklyn - posted Mon., Sep. 19, 2011
Violet Schaefer is surrounded by her dog friends Charlie, Henry and Brynn at the Bark for Life event. Photos by D. Coffey.
Violet Schaefer is surrounded by her dog friends Charlie, Henry and Brynn at the Bark for Life event. Photos by D. Coffey.

The second annual Bark for Life event was held on the Brooklyn Fairgrounds on Sunday, Sept. 18. By noon, more than 100 dogs and their owners had signed up to participate. Co-organizers Sue Srednicki and Shanon Sabourin from The Citizens National Bank brought together a host of people from the community to aid the event.

The Rev. Richard Archambault, chaplain at the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in Putnam, blessed the animals and their owners.

The bands Rewind and Out of the Blue played for the crowd, as people and their dogs walked the track. DJ Anthony Heimall of AK Sounds provided music between sets.

Vendors sold everything from animal products to earrings.

The Putnam Police Department and the State Police from Troop D in Danielson sent K-9 teams to put on demonstrations. Dogs (and their owners) could compete in 10 different contests. Animal Care Experts from Thompson was on site to check on the animals and answer owner questions.

The money raised will go to the American Cancer Society.


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