The City of Attleboro is a semi-finalist in PetSafe's www.barkforyourpark.com contest, the Attleboro Dog Park Committee announced today on its Facebook Page. The winning community of the contest will win $100,000 to be used towards the group's proposed dog park.
Committe Member Raymond Cord received this e-mail from the contest organizers today:
"Congratulations! Attleboro, Massachusetts has been selected as a semi-finalist city for the Bark For Your Park Dog Park Giveaway contest. PetSafe is excited and impressed by your city’s efforts and excitement to have your very own dog park.
Attleboro, Massachusetts is invited to participate in the semi-finals and submit a 2-minute video to our panel of judges for review. This packet provides information on video requirements, guidelines for submitting, the judging criteria, and a video release form."
To become one of the 25 finalists, the committee must enter a video by July 6.
"So get as many smart, savvy, creative, dog-loving people together to develop a video that truly showcases your city and your collective desire for a dog park," the email goes on to say.
"Awesome job Attleboro," Cord said. "We made it to the top 25 in the USA."
"The Dog Park Committee thrilled to have made it to the Semi-Finals and to have such support in the community," Cord said. "This contest is like American Idol, we are entering the final round of voting."
While the committee is excited by the news, they say there is still work to be done.
"This is something we can win but not without community support," Cord said. "The Dog Park Committee is collecting all sorts of video clips and photographs of cute, funny and savvy dogs with and without their owners to use in the two-minute video. The Committee, , will also be shooting video at it's upcoming Mutt March on Sun., June 12 at 1:30pm at Capron Park.
The Attleboro Dog Park Committee has been busyto pay for a fence and signage to the proposed Pond Street park.
If Attleboro wins, the award will "certainly get the job done," Cord has said.
As an added bonus, any money not utilized to finish construction of the Dog Park will be donated by PetSafe to the Attleboro Animal Shelter.
Cord encourages the community to go back to www.barkforyourpark.com on July 13 and vote for Attleboro to win. "Winning $100,00 would give Attleboro the best Dog Parks in the area."