Baseball buffs will have the chance to take their barking buddies out to the old ball game when the Brooklyn Cyclones make a pitch for pet adoption as they host an annual Bark in the Park event.
Before the game begins, pet parents can:
- meet adorable adoptables from the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals’ participating organizations and Sean Casey Animal Rescue in front of MCU Park.
- take their Spots to the preparedness clinic to learn emergency measures for both people and pets from Ready New York, New York City Office of Emergency Management and for low-cost microchipping ($25 for each dog or cat) and dog licensing by New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
- promenade with their pup in a pre-game dog parade around the field.
- meet Maddie, the Maddie’s Fund mascot, who will throw the ceremonial first pitch.
Sports fans and their Spots will be sitting in the catbird seat when they take their places in the bleacher section dubbed– at least, for the evening– “The BOW-WOW Zone,” where they can cheer on the home team as they take on the Tri-City Valley Cats. In between innings, attendees will be entertained by a special performance of Frisbee-chasing canines.
Admission: $10 for one person and up to two dogs (A portion of ticket sales will benefit lifesaving programs offered by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals.)
When: August 28, 2013 (Pet adoptions and preparedness clinic runs from 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.; game starts at 7 p.m.)
Where: MCU Park at 1904 Surf Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York
Photo Credit: ClipArt