News Release

For Release:  April 23, 2007     
Contact: Tammy Jakl (831)394-8314
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Bureau of Land Management Announces Dog Day at Fort Ord

The third annual Dog Day event is scheduled for May 19 at the Fort Ord public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.  The event begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon.  To find the festivities, follow “BLM Special Event” signs from Highway 1 or Imjin Road.

Eric Morgan, manager at Fort Ord for the Bureau of Land Management, says the family-fun festival is free and sure to be a hit with pet owners from around the Monterey area. 

According to BLM Park Ranger Tammy Jakl, who is organizing the event, this is the third Dog Day event held on the BLM’s Fort Ord public lands and builds upon the successful event held the last two years.  “Dog Day is a chance to celebrate the great outdoors with your canine companion in a beautiful setting at Fort Ord”, explained Jakl. 

The festival includes contests and awards, pet fashion show, hikes, pet health and safety, training tips, information and prizes.  Pet owners will learn about the BLM’s Fort Ord public lands and be given an opportunity to hone their pet etiquette skills.

Co-sponsors of the canine festival include From the Heart Dog Training, Bark Busters, Diggidy Dog, Posh Pet, Picture Perfect, Petco, Tilford’s Tinsel, VIP Pet Care Services, American Red Cross, SPCA, Animal Friends Rescue Project, Monterey County Shelter, Pet Fun, Best Pet, Discount Screen Printing, and The Raw Connection. Guests include the Monterey County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Dogs and Monterey County Guide Dogs.

For more information contact Tammy Jakl at (831)394-8314, or email tjakl@ca.blm.gov

-BLM-

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