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September 28, 2016


Teresa Holt, Animal Control supervisor, 454-9580

Tullahoma Animal Shelter Plans 13th Annual Bark in the Park
Donations Matched and Sponsorships Available

The Tullahoma Animal Shelter will hold their 13th Annual Bark in the Park fundraiser on October 29, 2016 from 10am until 2pm at Waggoner Park in Tullahoma.  This is a day of family fun while raising money for medical care for the dogs in a no-kill shelter.

A generous anonymous donor will match all donations up to $5,000 given at the event. A special jar will be designated for donations.

“Tullahoma is very fortunate to have citizens that have such a caring heart,” said Mayor Lane Curlee. “I want to encourage everyone to please support this effort and come out and place your donations in the Special Jar for Veterinarian Care. Your gift will be doubled, so each dollar counts. Let’s maximize this gift and take great care of the Tullahoma dogs.”

The Tullahoma Animal Shelter is a truly unique facility. Not only is it a no-kill facility, but it also provides medical-care for dogs in its care. “If a dog comes to our facility needing medical attention, it will get the needed treatment,” said Animal Control Supervisor, Teresa Holt. “Often animals are picked up needing medical treatment or surgery. Bark in the park is their primary fundraiser for the veterinarian care.”

“This will be a great day to be in Tullahoma,” said Mayor Lane Curlee. “Bark in the Park is a great way to support the Animal Shelter’s mission. We are asking the community to consider sponsoring the event or making a donation to the silent auction. Any businesses or individuals can call Teresa Holt to sign up.”

“We want this to be the best event we’ve hosted,” said Holt. “We are planning to make it the most fun for the dogs by making a few changes and adding some new activities.” There will be fun for all and plenty of dog games like a cookie walk, dog parade, wacky photo booth, photo portraits, pup paw art, and more. Visitors are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes to coincide with the Fall/Halloween theme. Other activities include doggie Trick or Treating, silent auction items, adopt a dog, bubble machine and bounce houses.

“There are many ways for concerned residents to help our Animal Shelter,” said Community Development Coordinator, Winston Brooks. “We have some sponsorship opportunities still available, silent auctions items are needed and volunteers are welcome. And we need visitors. Admission is free and tickets are available to purchase for games and food. T-Shirts will be on sale with the a Place for Second Chances logo. The money collected will go directly for the medical care of dogs.  Record the Vols and join the fun.”

The event is October 29 from 10-2pm, and all proceeds will benefit the medical fund. To be a sponsor or volunteer, contact Teresa Holt at 931-454-9580 for more information about the event or to set up an animal related booth.

Animal Control

The Animal Control Division of the Public Works Department maintains the City of Tullahoma animal shelter and is responsible for enforcing the animal control laws within the city. This division strives to reunite lost dogs with their families and to place unclaimed dogs in good homes. We were awarded the Municipal Achievement Award for Excellence in Animal Control based on our adoption program.

Microchip identification is now available to all dogs adopted from the shelter. For a $15 or greater donation, a microchip will be implanted free at the Pet Medical Center in Tullahoma. For more details, contact Teresa at 931-454-9580 or 454-1768 or animalcontrol@tullahomatn.gov

Bark in the Park is one of our fundraisers held by the Tullahoma Animal Shelter to raise funds to provide medical care for sick and injured dogs. Each year thou

sands of dollars are raised to provide care for the dogs in the shelter. Many dogs have been saved because medical care has been available.

Read the article about our shelter from the Tennessee Public Works Magazine.

Click to see our dogs for adoption on Pet Finder, and visit us on Facebook.