Dogs Will Take Over Clawson City Park May 16 2009: File Photo

Dogs will take over Clawson City Park May 16

File photo by Patricia O’Blenes Tom Piazza of Troy sprints ahead with his dog Ralph, a shepherd/greyhound mix, during the 2008 Claws and Paws
two-mile run at the Clawson City Park. The event returns for its fourth year on May 16. CLAWSON — Clawson City Park will once again be going to the dogs May 16, as the annual Clawson Claws and Paws run/walk and pet care fair returns for its fourth year. The event features a two-mile run/walk, along with a pet fair that will include vendors, a veterinarian giving discounted shots and pet adoptions. “The run is everything from casual walkers to very competitive runners,” said Tim Burns, a county commissioner, who has helped organize the event with the Clawson Chamber of Commerce. The run/walk starts at 10 a.m. and costs $20 for a person and their dog to take part. Those who participate get a T-shirt and a goodie bag for their pet. The money raised will go toward the Guardians for Animals charity. “It’s just something that’s different,” said Kathy Phillips, a City Council member who has also helped organize the event. “It’s just amazing to see all of those dogs.” She said the first year they had a little more than 100 participants, and the number ballooned to 300 last year. They expect an even bigger crowd this time around.
“People come up to cheer on the animals,” she said.

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