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Bark-A-Que at Meisel Park in Springfield 'Exceeded All Expectations'

Kelly Franklin and her boyfriend with new puppy, Matt Credits: Robert Kopacz
Credits: Robert Kopacz
Credits: Robert Kopacz
Credits: Robert Kopacz
Credits: Robert Kopacz
Photos of adopted dogs and their owners Credits: Robert Kopacz
Credits: Robert Kopacz
Credits: Robert Kopacz
Credits: Robert Kopacz

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Bark-A-Que dog adoption event was held Saturday at Meisel Park in Springfield. This event is run by Home for Good Dog Rescue of Berkeley Heights. Public Relations and Social Media Coordinator, Matthew Holowienka stated, “the new park was wonderful, the location and event exceeded all of our expectations”. It had been previously located on the Green in Summit.

Holowienka said, “Meisel Park is so much bigger with many grassy areas and there was room for the volunteers and dog adopters to walk their dogs.”  He indicated the organization would seriously consider the same location next year.

This seven year old organization has successfully placed 5,501 dogs that were taken from kill shelters in southern states where neutering of animals is not as common. Recently, Home For Good Dog Rescue was rescuing dogs from Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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On Saturday, 24 dogs were adopted.  Kelly Franklin adopted a puppy she named Matt.  Franklin said she  “...heard of the organization from Live with Kelly and Ryan and was so impressed by the fact that they rescued so many dogs from Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.”

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