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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Walk a shelter dog at Silver Springs State Park

Marion County Animal Services is inviting the local community to Silver Springs State Park this weekend for a dog walking event.

During the Pack Walk on Sunday, September 24, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., event participants will get to interact with shelter dogs while taking them on a staff-led walk around Silver Springs State Park (5656  E Silver Springs Boulevard in Silver Springs).

Pack Walk event at Silver Springs State Park Marion County Animal Services
The Pack Walk event allows members of the community to accompany shelter dogs on a walk through Silver Spring State Park (Photo: Marion County Animal Services)

“All of the dogs are in need of a loving home, so if you’ve been considering adoption but haven’t yet made it to our shelter, this event may be for you,” states Animal Services in a social media post.

The cost to join the event is the $2 park entry fee, and no preregistration is required.

The walk will consist of several loops through the park, so members of the community can stop by any time between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to say hi to the shelter dogs and accompany them on a walk.

At the conclusion of the Pack Walk, event participants will be able to stay in the park until 5:30 p.m.

According to Animal Services, additional Pack Walks are scheduled to take place at the same time on the fourth Sunday of every month through December 24, 2023.

For more information, or to view a full list of the pets that are currently available for adoption, visit the Marion County Animal Services website or Facebook page.