Canines Strut for Southington Bark For Life

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) hosted by the American Cancer Society, held several walks in the tri-state area, all for a good cause: to combat breast cancer and show support for those fighting the disease. Both MSABC and summertime Relay For Life events have grown in popularity and that’s good. However, a third annual show of support called Bark For Life allows pet owners to contribute to the cause.

Southington Bark For Life held its 5th annual event Sunday Oct. 16th at Southington Drive In. Cancer survivors came out to share their stories, and help fortify this unique event. Getting a cancer diagnoses is a day no one wants to face, and yet if it happens, support is greatly needed during treatment. Pets can be a great source of comfort for those dealing with cancer. Dogs aren’t allowed attendance during Relay For Life events and thus Bark For Life was born. Bark For Life allows furry friends to strut their stuff.

Several dogs were entered in a pageant and the following images show the love between owner and pet. Remember you can choose where you’d like to participate. Whether it’s a cool Autumn walk or a summer Relay event, show up for the fun. Remember, ultimately donations are appreciated whether you attend any fundraiser or not. To learn more about Southington Bark For Life visit: http://tinyurl.com/zydjxau

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