EUGENE, Ore. — More than 1,000 Eugene residents and their four-legged friends spent the morning supporting Greenhill Humane Society. Some walked while others ran during the annual Bark in the Park at Alton Baker Park.
Despite the rainy weather, the tail wagging fun never stopped. Organizers said the turnout for both runners and vendors exceeded previous years. “We nearly doubled in the number of non-profit organizations and animal welfare supporters and pet product stores that came out here to connect with their community,” said Sasha Elliott, Greenhill Humane Society spokesperson.
This is Greenhill’s biggest fundraiser of the year. So far, it says runners donated around $55,000 dollars. They’re hoping to reach their goal of $70,000 during the next few weeks.