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Hattiesburg Wins $25,000 Dog Park

Hattiesburg– Hattiesburg was named winner in the large city category for the Petsafe “Bark for Your Park” campaign

If you’re in Hattiesburg you’ve got a new place to walk the dog. Hub City Humane Society learned Thursday that Hattiesburg had won the $25,000 dog park through the Petsafe website.

“They just blipped everything off and started playing our commercial,” Virginia “Ginny” Cheatham of the Hub City Humane Society says the staff was watching the website at 6pm when the announcement was made. Hattiesburg won in the large city category. The categories were large city, medium city, small city and grand prize.

Ginny says the planning will begin quickly. “They’ll send someone out to scope a location, draw the plans and get us started.”

Ginny and the Hub City Humane Society deny credit for the win. “We ran around like mad, but it was the community. They came together and voted.”

Development for the dog park is expected to begin in two weeks.

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