“Pets in the Park” unites dog lovers in Greenville’s Town Common


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — It wasn’t a “ruff” way to spend the afternoon.

Dogs were on every corner of Greenville’s Town Common, big and small, meeting and greeting, tails wagging, and giving out lots of kisses.

“Just something to do on a Saturday!” said attendee Robin Warren. “No school, and I like hanging with dogs and hanging out with people.”

“Pets in the Park” was a chance for dog lovers to unite.

“Cause they’re so much fun to play with,” said Greenville resident, Chrissy Berard. “And they’re very loyal and loving and they give you kisses and all that kind of good stuff.”

“Dogs are just very great,” said Warren. “They are man’s best friend.”

Lots of people brought their four legged friends, others found their four legged friend.

“We brought 13 or 14 animals and we’ve adopted 8 so far,” said Michael Brown, board member for Humane Society of Eastern Carolina. “We’re really excited about that.It’s a huge event for us because not only do we get to be here by ourselves, we get to be with a lot of other adoption groups as well.”

The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina sat alongside the Guardian Animal Foundation, an organization searching for foster homes.

“Ultimately they will take in the dog and kind of take care of it until we find it a permanent home,” said Andrew Rollins.

Besides being a great event to come and adopt your new best friend, it’s also an opportunity to come out and meet animal control officers.

“It’s great to have citizen involvement in anything we do,” said Tim Langley, supervisor for Greenville Animal Protective Services. “Many times citizens only see us inside a vehicle. We want to get out and intermingle with the citizens. Shake their hands. Meet their animals and it’s just been great.”

All and all it was a great way for dogs and owners alike to get out and sniff out some fun.

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