Animal shelter plans doggie Easter egg hunt at Hawk Island Park

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INGHAM COUNTY The Ingham County Animal Shelter will be at Hawk Island Park on Saturday April, 15 for its 3rd annual doggie Easter egg hunt.

Ingham County Animal Control director John Dinon, said, “It’s a super fun event. We have big plastic eggs that have little dog treats in them and I went last year and, I have to say, it’s really cool because you get to watch around 100 dogs and their owners just run down the hill and they look like they’re having so much fun. I hope a lot of people come out this year.”

Dog in Ingham County Animal Shelter

Devan Carmody

Dog in Ingham County Animal Shelter

There is also a children’s Easter egg hunt and other fun activities to enjoy for the entire family.

“Each year we have expanded the activities. Our first year we had a doggie hunt, agility course, access to Soldan Dog Park, prizes for special eggs, photos with the Easter Bunny, and a gift bag for people who pre-register. Last year, we added kids’ activities including games, crafts and face painting, and this year we are adding a kids’ egg hunt, paw/hand prints, and Pizza Pie Hole food truck,” said event director Penelope Tsernoglou.

It is $8 per child to take part and $12 per dog. The event focuses on raising money for the Ingham County Animal Shelter Fund, which supports the cost of surgeries and medicines for animals brought into the shelter. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. and events start at 2 p.m. on Saturday April, 15.

Brian Collins,director of Hawk Island Park, said, “We used to be dog free except for the dog park, but we got so much interest in people walking their dogs along the River Trail,so we changed the rules around two years ago to allow dogs in the park, which makes it easier for everyone. The animal shelter started holding this event here and it seems like a lot of fun and I’m pretty sure I’m working it this year so I’m excited.”

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