Dodgeballs will fly and dog tails will wag at this year’s Dodgeball for Doggies event.
This is the third year Fayetteville Police and Fire departments will go head to head for the winning title at the game that aims to help local shelters.
Corporal Tiffney Lindley with the Fayetteville Police Department said she started this event to highlight the good local shelters do thoughout the year.
“They’re part of our community too,” Lindley said. “They’ve taken on the task of advocating for animals in need in our community and finding them homes and caring for them. Being nonprofits they need our assistance as well.”
There will be free food, drinks and plenty of adoptable dogs from different shelters, including the House of Little Dogs in West Fork which rescues elderly and disabled dogs. Denise Mulliken, board member for the shelter has participated in this event every year and will be available to talk about the benefit of adopting a special needs dog.
“We think that these little dogs need a chance at having a happy home and having a happy life just like any other dog,” Mulliken said. “And they’re really just like any other dog.”
Dodgeball for Doggies goes from 1:00- 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19 at the Fayetteville Athletic Club. It is free and open to the public, however attendees are asked to bring pet supplies, like dog food or toys, to donate.