Walker, LA nominated to win $100,00 from PetSafe's "Bark for Your Park" contest

SPCA of Livingston

WALKER, LA - The dogs in Walker have long dreamed of wide open spaces and a place to call their own. So, SPCA of Livingston nominated the City of Walker in PetSafe's 2013 Bark for Your Park contest. Mayor Rick Ramsey has agreed that the City of Walker will donate a bit of land near the lake at their main park for a community dog park.

"I was asked about a dog park several times during the campaign for mayor," said Mayor Ramsey . "So when Terri [Dunlap, SPCA President] made the suggestion, I was already sold on the idea."

It is up to the SPCA of Livingston to raise funds and seek donations for turning the land into a dog park.

PetSafe, a leading innovator in pet behavior and lifestyle solutions, invited all U.S. communities to participate in the third annual "Bark for Your Park" contest on May 1. One city will be awarded $100,000 to build a local dog park and four other pet passionate finalists will also receive $25,000.

As they determine the 15 Finalists, PetSafe will review the availability of land and civic leaders' support. Citizens will also be able vote to help their city move forward in the contest. Each person can vote twice daily, once on the site and once on Facebook: http://www.petsafe.net/barkforyourpark/city/7424/walker-la/ These votes will also be counted to pick the Finalists.

The Finalists will be announced on June 5, when they will be asked to produce a video and continue barking for their park. The finalist city with the most votes will receive $100,000 to build a PetSafe dog park. Three runner-up and the city with the highest percentage of votes to its population will each receive $25,000. Winners will be announced on July 31.

Tax deductible donations for the dog park can be made to the SPCA of Livingston, P.O. Box 500, Walker 70785 or by Pay Pal on www.livingstonspca.com.