In an effort to help Dawson County's no-kill animal shelter, the city of Dawsonville has set aside a day just for dogs.
During its Sept. 8 meeting, Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan presented Carolyn Bowen, president of the Dawson County Humane Society, a proclamation declaring Oct. 11 as "Dawgsonville Day" in the city.
"The Dawson County Humane Society is sponsoring their inaugural ‘Pups in the Park' dog show at Rock Creek Park," Grogan said. "The event will have something to offer all ages."
According to Grogan, the proclamation was drafted to show that the city supports the shelter's efforts and to raise awareness of what it does.
"Pups in the Park is a day devoted to dogs and their people families and their devotion to one another," Bowen said.
The dog show is free and open to the public, but there will be a small fee for entering the pet show. The "Pup Parade" is free to any who wish to participate.
The event will be from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at Rock Creek Park.
For more information about "Pups in the Park," call the Dawson County Humane Society at (706) 265-9160.