Biggest Beagle Goes Orange for ASPCA
Along with the Empire State Building, Niagara Falls, Graceland and other prominent US landmarks and iconic buildings, the big beagle at Dog Bark Park in Cottonwood lit up orange on April 7th for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Go Orange for Animals awareness campaign. April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month and orange is the association’s signature color.
When a researcher from the ASPCA headquarters in New York contacted Dog Bark Park owners Dennis Sullivan and Frances Conklin about taking part in the Go Orange campaign “we jumped at the chance to participate”, says Conklin. “What better building than Idaho’s famous dog to champion the work of the ASPCA while at the same time draw national attention to Idaho and Idahoans.”
The ASPCA will hold several gala events in major US cities as well as pet parades, photo contests & pet education programs during April. Go Orange for Animals television coverage is scheduled throughout the month including the Today Show and the Martha Stewart Show
The big beagle, located on US Hwy 95 just south of the north entrance to Cottonwood, will be lit in orange several hours each evening during April. “Finding orange theatrical gel & figuring how to secure it over outdoor floodlights was a bit of a challenge, but we’re set to be orange all month now,” reports Sullivan.
For more information about the ASPCA & a complete list of Go Orange locations, visit www.ASPCAApril.org.
The beagles lit up in orange for the ASPCA