**BARK IN THE PARK** is to be held October 16, 2021 at
Seneca Park in Louisville KY.
Hope to see you there.
We participate at the annual Animal Care Society's Bark in the Park. The Louisville Kennel Club will have a booth where we offer a low cost opportunity for the public to have their dogs microchipped. It's held around the area of the tennis courts in Seneca Park and runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Microchipping is usually available from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Louisville Kennel Club does more than sponsor dog shows and public educational events to promote responsible dog ownership.
It is felt that it is important to be involved in many areas of the community.
When members of the Louisville Kennel Club heard that the Louisville Metro Police Department had lost two of their invaluable police dogs, one through retirement and one from a fatal injury, the club voted to raise money to purchase another dog for the department.
From a special event held at the March show more than $5,000 was raised for this purpose.
Enough money from a special event held later in the year enabled the club to purchase a bullet-proof vest for the dog.
Tessa, a beautiful Belgian Malinois, was a well-trained, experienced member of the canine unit of the Metro Police Department.
Tessa made several exciting apprehensions of criminals in most dangerous situations.
The club voted to donate another $5,000, funds raised at the 2004 March show, to purchase another dog for the police department.
In 2018, the club purchased 50 pet oxygen masks to revive animals at fire scenes for the local fire departments. Every Urban and County fire company is equipped with a kit to resuscitate animals.
In 2021, the club donated $3,000 to replenish the Louisville Fire Department's supply of pet oxygen masks .
In March 2020, the club purchased helicopter harnesses for the LMPD canine unit.
We have continued to support the Louisville Metro Canine Unit since 2004. It's our way to thank them for their dedication and service to our community.
Currently we are supporting the retired canines from the unit with life time medical treatment.
The Louisville Kennel Club/Kentuckiana Cluster of Dog Shows supports non-profit rescue groups by offering a limited number of booths at our shows at no charge.
Club members also volunteer to put on demonstrations at local assisted living centers and schools.