Dogs days Saturday in the park

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Clear Creek site of Frisbee competition

By Lisa King

Clear Creek Park will be going to the dogs Saturday, when the Disc Dog Competition comes to town.

Shelby County Animal Control Director Rusty Newton said people who come out to the park to watch the event, the Kentucky State Disc Dog Championship, will be in for a real treat.

“It’s just amazing what these dogs can do,” he said. “It’s not just about how high they can jump and how fast they can run to catch a Frisbee. Some of these events are so synchronized, and they are even choreographed to music.”

The event, which starts at 9 a.m. at the soccer field behind the FAC building, will feature 60 dog teams with all breeds of dogs, Newton said.

The competition is sponsored by the Shelby County Animal Shelter and the No Kill Mission and hosted by Derby City Disc Dogs.

Newton said that the event, which will be an all-day affair, would be a great opportunity not only for people to see some great dog entertainment but also for families just to come out and have fun.

“It will last all day, it’s free to get in, and there will be lots of food vendors,” he said.

“This event is usually held in Jefferson County, but we have been fortunate enough to have it here this year,” he said. “It will be well worth coming to see because these dogs are just so quick and so intelligent, they are a delight to watch. They come from all over the country, all different states. Also, many of them came from shelters, so that proves that those types of animals make good pets.”

For more information about the event, call Newton at 633-1220 or the animal shelter at 633-0009. Also, you can visit dcddogs.org.