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Merrimack partcipates in contest to win $100K for dog park

Friday, May 23, 2014

Merrimack is in the running to be a finalist in PetSafe’s 2014 Bark for Your Park contest, which could help fund the new dog park being planned at Wasserman Park.

PetSafe, a leading innovator in pet behavior and lifestyle solutions, invited all U.S. communities to participate in the third annual “Bark for Your Park” contest on May 7.

One city will be awarded $100,000 to build a local dog park and four other pet passionate finalists will also receive $25,000.

Residents can help support Merrimack by voting every day through June 7 to help Merrimack move forward in the contest on the Petsafe website at and their Facebook page. These votes will also be counted to pick the finalists.

The 15 finalists will be announced on June 13, when they will be asked to produce a video and continue barking for their park. The finalist city with the most votes will receive $100,000 to build a PetSafe dog park.

Three runners-up and the city with the highest percentage of votes to its population will each receive $25,000.

Winners will be announced on Aug. 7.

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