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West Monroe Selected For a Chance to Win a 2022 PetSafe® Bark for Your Park™ Grant

PetSafe® brand, a global leader in pet product solutions, has announced the 30 finalists for its popular Bark for Your Park™ grant contest and West Monroe has been selected for a chance to win funds for improvements to the Raising Cane’s Dog Park at Kiroli 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 are excited to announce the Raising Cane’s Dog Park at Kiroli Park has been named as one of the 30 finalists in the Bark for your Park grant contest,” said Stuart Hodnett, Director of the City of West Monroe’s Parks and Recreation Department. “The dog park at Kiroli Park is extremely popular and has been used by thousands of dog owners and their pets for the past decade. If the City of West Monroe wins this award, grant funds will be used to renovate both the large-dog and small-dog parks to better accommodate our furry friends.”

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.”

Additional information on the 2022 Bark for Your Park™ grant contest and to vote for the Raising Cane’s Dog Park at Kiroli Park, is available at barkforyourpark.com.