Bark for Life honors sheriff’s K-9 |

Bark for Life honors sheriff’s K-9

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Special to The R-C

Douglas County Sheriff’s K-9 and cancer survivor, Akiva, will be honored at the American Cancer Society’s Bark for Life July 14.

The noncompetitive walking event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer is 1-4 p.m. in Minden Park.

“Bark for Life honors the lifelong contributions of canine caregivers. It presents an opportunity for people to be empowered through their canine companion partnerships and to contribute to the mission of the American Cancer Society to eliminate cancer as a major health problem,” organizers said. “Canine companions represent unconditional love, joy, security, compassion and no judgments of human abilities or appearance. The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is an irresistible way to take a bite out of cancer, smile and make new friends – canine and human.”

The event will feature demonstrations of different dog agility and training, a costume contest, dog/owner look alike contest, biggest/smallest dog award, most relay-spirited dog and more.

Bring your crushed cans for the “Cans for Canine” collection.

“We welcome all cancer survivors to come walk with us, and to sign up for the Relay For Life that is happening Aug.10 at Lampe Park,” organizers said.

Cost is $10 in advance, $15 on day of event. All dogs must bring proof of their current shots and rabies.

Register online at, or call Dahleen Kendler at 265-7436 for further information.