Hancock New York Selected for a Chance to Win a 2022 PetSafe® Bark for Your Park™ $25k Grant
Voting Period Runs Through August 31 — Nine U.S. Communities Will Win Funds to Build or Improve a Local Dog Park and Hancock Hounds Dog Park is Part of the Pack
Hancock, NY – August 1, 2022 – PetSafe® brand, a global leader in pet product solutions, has announced the 30 finalists for its popular Bark for Your Park™ grant contest and Hancock New York has been selected for a chance to win grant funds for the Hancock Hounds Dog Park. This year, PetSafe® will award prizes totaling $125,000 to nine deserving communities.
Since introducing the program in 2011, PetSafe® has donated more than $1.65 million to support more than 80 off-leash dog parks in the United States. Now through August 31, 2022, anyone over the age of 18 that lives within the U.S. can vote once per day, every day for their favorite community at barkforyourpark.com. Employees and partner employees of the parent company of PetSafe®, Radio Systems Corporation®, are also not eligible to vote in the grant contest.
“We need our entire community to help us on this amazing opportunity to win grant monies to make Hancock Hounds Dog Park a reality by voting all month long! Hancock Hounds wants to ensure our residents we can be here for years to come and provide dog owners with a safe, comfortable, and secure place to get outside and play with other dogs. The new Hancock Hounds Dog Park is looking to add ADA accessibility, water features, and both a large and small dog run to ensure all dogs and owners feel welcome and safe!” says Jill Keller,Executive Director – Hancock Hounds Dog Park.
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. Participants entered to win funds for either a new park or to improve an existing dog park. Following the contest voting period, four communities with the highest votes will receive $25,000 for the construction of a new park and five will be awarded $5,000 to enhance their local dog parks.
“The PetSafe® brand is always looking for ways to help pet parents. That’s why we’re so proud to support communities by helping provide a safe place where dogs can run and play,” says Celeste Vlok, marketing manager for PetSafe® brand. “It’s exciting to see the enthusiasm and commitment each finalist community has put into fulfilling their dog park dreams. We invite all to join the fun by voting for their favorite community.”
For more information on the 2022 Bark for Your Park™ grant contest and to vote for Hancock NY, please visit barkforyourpark.com.
PetSafe® is dedicated to keeping pets healthy, safe and happy through innovative product solutions. As an industry leader, PetSafe® brand offers behavioral, containment and lifestyle solutions. PetSafe® brand is owned by Radio Systems Corporation®, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and services over 50 countries globally. For more information, visit petsafe.net.
ABOUT HANCOCK HOUNDS DOG PARK:
Hancock Hounds Dog Park, Inc. is a NYS Not-for-Profit 501c3 Charitable Corporation, as an S20 NTEE community beautification category. When completed in 2022-23, the 1.5 acre dog park will measure approximately 100 feet by 175 feet and is divided into separate sections for small and large dogs. For more information about Hancock Hounds Dog Park, Inc, please visit hancockhounds.com or email [email protected]
Stay tuned for more information on the continued fundraising efforts on GoFundMe and follow HHDP on social media using the handle @HancockHoundsDogPark
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