Alliance and Brooklyn Cyclones Host 8th Annual “Bark in the Park”

(Photo by Roseanne Caleca, Foster Dogs NYC)

(Photo by Roseanne Caleca, Foster Dogs NYC)

An Afternoon of Baseball, Pet Adoptions, a “Parade of Pooches,” and Family Fun

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 – New York, NY – On Sunday, August 2, starting at 11:30 a.m., the Brooklyn Cyclones’ home stadium, Municipal Credit Union Park, will once again be filled with wagging tails, floppy ears, slobbering grins, and the sound of happy barking as the Alliance for NYC’s Animals (the Alliance) teams up with the Cyclones for the eighth annual Bark in the Park. This annual event brings New Yorkers and their canine companions to the ball game to raise awareness about the importance of pet adoption as they cheer on the Brooklyn Cyclones, who will battle the Batavia Muckdogs. First pitch is at 1:00 p.m.

A portion of the game’s ticket sales will be donated to the Alliance, a private non-profit charity that works with more than 150 partner rescue groups and shelters to offer important programs and services that save the lives of homeless animals in the five boroughs.

On site there will be a mini pet adoption fair presented by Sean Casey Animal Rescue; free photo ops for pets and their people; free personalized pet tag giveaways; dog licensing by NYC Department of Health; and an emergency preparedness clinic, presented by New York City Emergency Management / Ready New York, where owners can get important information on steps they should take to protect their pets in emergencies.

(Photo by Roseanne Caleca, Foster Dogs NYC)

(Photo by Roseanne Caleca, Foster Dogs NYC)

Prior to the first pitch, dogs and their owners are invited to take the field to strut their stuff in a “parade of pooches.” The Cyclones will provide water for the dogs in the bleacher seats. Frisbee-chasing canines from Pawstars with Erich Steffensen will provide on-field entertainment between innings. All dog-owners attending the game will have the opportunity to enter a raffle with the chance to win two tickets to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY.

“Every year, Bark in the Park offers New Yorkers the unique opportunity to enjoy a ball game with the entire family — including the four-legged members,” said Alliance President Jane Hoffman. “The Alliance is grateful to the Brooklyn Cyclones for their continued generosity, and to everyone who joins us in celebrating pets as a part of the family. The money raised today will help us raise awareness about New York City’s homeless animals and the Alliance’s efforts to find homes for them.”

(Photo by Carol Zytnik)

(Photo by Carol Zytnik)

“We are honored to continue our partnership with the Alliance for NYC’s Animals and use this Bark in the Park Day to remind New Yorkers that they can help animals in need by adopting from a shelter or rescue group,” added Gary Perone of the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Tickets are $10 for one person and up to two dogs for seating in the bleacher section. To purchase tickets in advance, call (718) 382-2604. Tickets will also be available on the day of the game at the Cyclones’ box office.

To learn more about the Alliance and ways you can help New York City’s homeless animals, visit www.AnimalAllianceNYC.org.

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Mayor's Alliance for NYC's AnimalsAbout the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals®
The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that works with more than 150 partner rescue groups and shelters to offer important programs and services that save the lives of NYC’s homeless animals. We are supported entirely by donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals and receive no government funding. Since our founding in 2003, we have remained committed to transforming New York City into a community where no dogs or cats of reasonable health and temperament will be killed merely because they do not have homes. www.AnimalAllianceNYC.org

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