KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntington, W. Va., became the "top dog" in the national PetSafe "Bark for Your Park" contest today, winning $100,000 for a local dog park.
PetSafe announced today that Huntington, a town located along the Ohio River with a population of about 50,000 citizens, received the most votes out of the 15 finalist cities in the "Bark for Your Park" contest. PetSafe, a leading innovator in pet behavior and lifestyle products, launched the contest this year to award one U.S. community with $100,000 to build a dog park.
"Congratulations to Huntington," said Randy Boyd, president and CEO of PetSafe. "You barked for your park and rallied to make this achievement possible for your town. PetSafe is thrilled to present you with $100,000 to make your dog park dreams a reality, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact a dog park makes on Huntington."
Huntington received 87,854 votes – the most for any of the finalist cities out of over 329,000 votes cast in the final stage of the contest. The city plans to break ground this fall on the park, which will be constructed in the Lions Den area of Ritter Park.
"Thank you to all the city supporters in the contest for your participation and enthusiasm," said Boyd. "We hope you'll continue to work for pet-friendly initiatives and 'bark' for your local dog park. Plus, we're giving you another opportunity to win."
Thrilled with the positive impact "Bark for Your Park" had both on the local level for participating communities and the pet community as a whole, PetSafe is excited to bark about the contest returning next year. Based on participant feedback, PetSafe is working on plans for "Bark for Your Park 2012" to provide even easier participation in the contest and – best of all – more prizes and winners. The company will announce details about the contest at a later date.
For more information about "Bark for Your Park," visit www.barkforyourpark.com. For more information about PetSafe and its innovative pet products, visit www.petsafe.net or check out the PetSafe Facebook page.
Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, PetSafe leads the industry in the development of innovative pet behavior, containment, lifestyle product solutions and services. Visit: www.petsafe.net.