Chicago Red Stars to Team Up With PETA for ‘Bark in the Park’

Soccer Fans Can Take Dogs to Saturday's Game and Celebrate Animal Adoption

For Immediate Release:
May 25, 2017

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

ChicagoWhat:    Get ready for some canine fun at Toyota Park on Saturday, when the Chicago Red Stars will team up with PETA for Bark in the Park. Fans are invited to take their dogs to the game. PETA will give away 1,000 dog-friendly flying discs that proclaim, “Save a Life! Always Adopt. Never Buy,” and raffle off a PupSaver—a car seat specially designed to protect dogs. And the Red Stars will auction off a jersey from team captain and World Cup champion Christen Press, who previously starred in a pro-adoption PETA ad campaign. Part of the proceeds from the auction will benefit PETA.

 When:    Saturday, May 27, 3 p.m.

Where:    Toyota Park, 7000 Harlem Ave., Bridgeview

“Millions of dogs end up in U.S. animal shelters every year, and they’re just waiting for the right family to come along and give them a loving home,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA looks forward to helping Red Stars fans and their dogs have a ball while celebrating the goal of ending animal homelessness.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—will also offer tips on responsible dog guardianship, such as always spaying and neutering, never chaining dogs up outside, and frequently taking dogs on long walks and to dog parks to exercise and socialize.

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