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‘Bark in the Park’ Night in Coney Island

Dog day of summer let fans watch furry feats, bring home a new best friend

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Baseball was going to the dogs at MCU Park on Aug. 28!

That’s because it marked the Brooklyn Cyclones’ 10th annual “Bark in the Park” night. Mini-Mets fans brought their best friends to the Coney Island stadium — that is, their prized pet pooches — to watch a display of dog tricks and a puppy parade before the game.

The Clones management estimated that some 300 hounds got to watch Brooklyn’s Boys of Summer defeat the Tri-City Valleycats. The team said that the event gave Cyclones-lovers the chance to share a special experience with their pups.

“It allows for families — and a lot of people consider their dogs to be part of the family — to be together as a whole at the ballpark,” said Pride of Coney Island spokesman Billy Harner.

Dog-less fans — or those looking to make another addition to their family — were in luck, too. The Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals was on hand to let people sign up to adopt a dog in need of a home. Harner said the adoption event showed the Cyclones’ real affection for Fidos and Rovers.

“Bark in the Park is always a great event because it brings awareness to groups like the Mayor’s Alliance who work to protect animals through the city,” Harner said.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him attwitter.com/WillBredderman.
Updated 10:14 pm, July 9, 2018
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