The first annual Bark for Life of Butler County was held Saturday morning at Central Park in Andover with over 30 dogs and friends participating.

The Bark For Life is an American Cancer Society Relay For Life fundraising event that honors the care-giving qualities of our “best friends.”

 


The first annual Bark for Life of Butler County was held Saturday morning at Central Park in Andover with over 30 dogs and friends participating.
The Bark For Life is an American Cancer Society Relay For Life fundraising event that honors the care-giving qualities of our “best friends.”
Kelli Scott, local chairperson, advised she was pleased with the turn out and reported the beautiful weather helped make the event successful.
Ron Reavis of Augusta, donated his time and DJ talents to the fundraiser. 
Volunteers with Big Dogs-Huge Paws, Giant Breed Dog Rescue along with a few of the rescued canines attended and provided information on their organzation.
Special guests were Sgt. Chad McCluskey and Basco of the Augusta Department of Safety.  McCluskey offered a demonstration of Basco’s talents for tracking, protection and sniffing out illegal drugs.  Basco, who is with McCluskey 24/7, has been with the local law enforcement department for the past 8 years.  The patrol dog is responsible for 85 arrestes, $400,000 in cash seizures, and approximately $300,000 in found drugs.  There are a couple of other drug dogs in the County, but Basco is currently the only dual purpose dog in the county.
Bark For Life featured a Largest Dog, Smallest Dog and Cutest Dog contests with doggie treats as prizes.
Scott advised that she’s already got ideas for next year’s Bark For Life.