Jackson, MS -- Gigi and Kevin Carter, CARA adopters, have donated $15,000 toward the construction of a first-class dog park on CARA property in Jackson. The check was presented on Saturday, August 25th, during CARA’s fundraiser, Dog Days of Summer, at Pelahatchie Shore Park on the reservoir.
The dog park will be named Bree’s Bark Park in honor of Bree, the dog, Gigi adopted from CARA last year. When Bree first came to CARA she was covered in mange with little chance for survival but now she is a healthy, happy dog. Gigi would like for Bree and other dogs to experience dog parks like the ones in Houston, Seattle, and other large cities where she has lived. “Bree’s Bark Park will allow CARA and other local dogs a space to run, play and have fun,” Gigi noted. “It will provide a venue for dog lovers in the community to come together for a common interest.”
The first phase of Bree’s Bark Park, clearing the land, creating parking and fencing the site, will be largely financed by Gigi Carter's and Gannett Foundation's grants (picture below). CARA staff, volunteers, and potential adopters can then begin using the site as a dog park. The concept of Bree’s Bark Park is to include a splash pool, agility equipment, walking paths, and other features of a first-class off-leash dog park. The goal is for CARA to eventually open Bree’s Bark Park for public membership so that residents in metro Jackson will have the opportunity to enjoy a high quality dog park in our city. We need everyone's help to fully fund the construction of Bree's Bark Park, please consider sending in a donation.
If you would like to make a donation to CARA for Bree's Bark Park, please mail your donation to CARA, PO Box 231, Clinton, MS 39060. Help us spread the word and “Like” us on Facebook.
CARA would like to thank Gigi Carter and the Gannett Foundation for helping make our dream of a first-class dog park for the Jackson metro area become a reality.
If you would like additional information, please contact Denise Cantrell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-842-4404.
8/27/12 -- CARA's Denise Cantrell pictured end right accepts the Gannett's Foundation donation of $2500 towards the building of Bree's Park Bark.
Audrey Hepburn is a female Tortie who is about 8 months old. She is shy but loves to play with her sibling, Jean Harlow.
Lucy is a female Pointer mix who is about 2.5 years old. She was taken out of a hoarding situation by the Humane Society of the U.S. and brought to CARA. Lucy lives to be loved on; she is the kind of dog that would fit into any home.
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