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Frisbee-playing dogs will be at Bark-N-Purr

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By The Staff

Ever since the Frisbee went into production in 1957, the plastic platter has been a popular play toy for dogs. Animals have shown natural athleticism by leaping great heights to catch a flying disc thrown by their owners.

Lawrence Frederick, a dog lover and former Frisbee World Champion from Jacksonville decided to combine his frisbee talents with the talents of seven “rescue” dogs to form a professional Frisbee dog touring show called the “Disc-Connected K9's Frisbee Dog Team.” Rescue dogs are animals who are either abandoned, homeless, sheltered, or came from a humane society.

The “Disc-Connected K9's Frisbee Dog Team” is back by popular demand at the 2nd Annual Bark-N-Purr Charity Event & BBQ Cook-Off, Saturday, Feb. 28. The event will be held at the Bronson Youth Athletic Field starting at noon.

Advance tickets can be purchased on line or by telephone from Ticket Alternative, www.ticketalternative.com or (877) 725-8849. Locally, tickets can be purchased at the following locations: Bronson Ace Hardward, 403 Hathaway Ave., Bronson; Chiefland Hardware and Farm Supply, 216 E. Rodgers Blvd., (Hwy. 129), Chiefland; and Klover Leaf Tack & Western Wear, 701 SW 7th Ave. (US 41), Williston; Wishful Thinking Western World, 3443 SW Williston Rd., Gainesville, and Wishful Thinking Western World, 2230 NW 10th St., Ocala.

Your ticket will give you unlimited access throughout the day and admission to the Craig Morgan Concert starting at 8 p.m. in the evening. For more information call: (352) 486-5705 or (352) 317-0279 or log on to the Humane Society website at www.humanesocietyoflevycounty.com.

Proceeds from the Bark-N-Purr Charity event will go toward the Humane Society’s building fund for a spay and neuter clinic and pet adoption center for the Tri-county area.