Eureka, Ca., (KIEM) The question is, who let the dogs out? In this case, the answer is Humboldt Bay Fire.
Humboldt Bay Fire, surrounding fire districts, and local dog owners took their place at Saturday’s 5K Walk and Run starting line. All in celebration of this year’s Bark in the Park.
In its sixth year, the dog-friendly race at Sequoia Park is put together as a fundraiser for local non-profit animal charities. Each year, HBF picks a different animal charity in need. This year, Humboldt Dog Obedience Group was the lucky charity chosen.
Firefighters in attendance said, Humboldt Dog Obedience Group works to provide low-cost dog training classes to teach responsible dog ownership. The group also provides a specific type of scholarship to those in need.
“There’s so many different animal groups in Humboldt County,” said Tyler Gillespie of HBF. “That all have a really big role in keeping dogs off the streets and into good homes. Getting them out of the shelters, getting dogs spayed and neutered. This year we donated to Humdog Obedience Group also known as Humboldt Dog and they have a really good spayed and neuter program where they offer vouchers to folks who would otherwise not be able to afford to get their pets spayed and neutered.”