Doggie Swim Day set for Saturday, Sept. 10 - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Doggie Swim Day set for Saturday, Sept. 10

(Source: Animal Welfare Alliance) (Source: Animal Welfare Alliance)

Area pet owners can end the summer with a splash at the Poplar Bluff city pool in Hillcrest Park on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 10.

That’s when the Animal Welfare Alliance (AWA) and the Poplar Bluff Parks & Recreation Dept. will co-host “Doggie Swim Day” from 3 to 5 p.m.

Admission is just $1 per dog; humans get in free.

Refreshments for two-leggeds and four-leggeds will be available for purchase.

Pet owners may swim with their dogs or walk along the side of the pool as their dogs swim on a leash. Lifeguards will be on duty.

All dogs must be leashed, under adult supervision, and up to date on vaccinations. Puppies 12 weeks old or under will be restricted to the baby pool.

“Doggie Swim Day” marks the end of the swim season at the city pool.

Chlorine levels will be allowed to dissipate somewhat before the event to make sure the pool water is safe for people but not too irritating for pets.

The event is not planned as a fundraiser for either the city or for AWA. “It’s just intended as an afternoon of fun for any dog owners who want to attend,” said Parks & Recreation Director Clark Allen.

Reservations are not necessary for “Doggie Swim Day.”

The Poplar Bluff city pool is located at 430 North 2nd St.

Participants should bring their own towels.

Dishes of water for thirsty pets will be provided.

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