Vancouver Becomes Doggy Wonderland This Weekend
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
The Pooch Plunge is sponsored by Canine Utopia and begins at 10:30 AM. Featuring five one-hour swims throughout the day, each swim will be open to 50 dogs with pre-registration available for 25 of the 50 spots per swim.
The event costs $10 per dog to swim, and owners can pre-register their dog by swinging through the Marshall Community Center during regular business hours to sign a waiver. Owners will not be allowed in the pool, though they are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs, and lifeguards will be on duty for guaranteed safety. All dogs must be dog and people friendly.
Accompanying the Pooch Plunge is Bark in the Park, a free canine carnival with the Dog Owners' Group for Park Access in Washington (DOGPAW). Located inside Marshall Park, the carnival goes from 10 AM to 4 PM and will feature K9 police demonstrations, the fourth annual K9 Fashion Show, fly ball demonstrations, dog agility course demonstrations and music. Food trucks will offer grub from Esoteric BBQ and Ingrid's Good Street Food.
After the Pooch Plunge, the city will temporarily close the pool for regular maintenance. The water will be drained directly to the sewer system and will not go through the pool filtering system. The pool will be thoroughly cleaned before it is reopened for public use on September 21st.
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2) Protect Yourself
Attempt to place anything you have, such as a jacket or backpack, between yourself and the attacking dog. Keep your arms and hands near your body, making it harder for the animal to reach out and bite you. Also, turn your hands into fists to protect your fingers. If you can, curl up in the fetal position.
3) Choke The Dog
If a dog cannot breathe or is choking, it will probably stop biting you. If a dog is attacking you, try to ram either an object or your hand down its throat as far as you can to make it gag. Also, try to put pressure against the animal’s throat and windpipe.
5) Report The Incident
Even if you receive no serious injuries, it is best to let the authorities know about a dangerous or menacing dog. It may only injure someone worse in the future. Contact animal control services, such as Multnomah County Animal Control.
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