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Dog park grand opening is Saturday


The grand opening for the Hays Dog Park will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bickle/Schmidt Sports Complex.

There will be a leash-cutting ceremony at that time, followed by a presentation at 10:20 a.m. by city of Hays animal control officer Nikki Hausler, on "What could possibly go wrong with a bunch of dogs."

At 10:40 a.m., the dogs will be released into the park. From 11 to 11:40 a.m. there will be dog agility demonstrations, and dog games from 11 a.m. to noon.

At noon will be another presentation, by veterinarian Brandon Weidenhaft on dog diseases. Veterinarian Steven Mosier will give a presentation at 1:30 p.m. on first aid for dogs.

Hot dogs will be for sale throughout the day. There will be several booths at the park, selling t-shirts, doggie treats, dog photos and providing information.