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Ouachita River Valley Animal League (ORVAL) has announced the 2017 Bark in the Park, to be held on Saturday, October 7th at Forsythe Park in Monroe.  Bark in the Park is the Annual 5K Run, 1K Fun Run & 1K Walk for people and their pets. 

Registration for the 5k run begins at 7am, with the race beginning at 8am.  Registration for the 1k run and 1k walk begins at 7:30am, with both 1k events starting as soon as the last 5k runner departs.  The ceremonial Blessing of the Pets will be held at 8:30am.

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A man in Caddo Parish has been charged with cruelty to animals after allegedly fatally shooting his neighbor’s dachshund, because he thought it was an alligator.

Caddo Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Bobby Herring says the owners of the dog discovered their pet, Chloe, was missing and she was found in the yard of Tommy Collinsworth Jr’s residence.

Herring says the 11-year-old dog has never been aggressive and did no damage to Collinsworth’s property. He says the dog was found in the pond with multiple gunshot wounds.