14522776_10157575510525241_6299967756193335890_nBy Maggie Nixon


PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Humane Society held its annual Bark in the Park fundraiser, with more than $3,000 taken in this year. Raising the most funds for the animal shelter was Roland Leech, with $2,225.

Top honors were awarded to the following canines: Most Handsome – Loki (Jodi Anderson owner) and Spotty (Samantha Wojcik owner); Cutest Female – Pepper (Samantha Wojcik owner) and Victoria (Karen Fishbaugh owner); Cutest Puppy (under 6 months) – Lexie (Barb Craft owner) and Dixie (Larissa Tetzloff owner); Best Kisser – Duddy (Shelley Montgomery owner) and Skyler (Gena O’Donnell owner); Biggest Adult Dog – Barney (Jennifer Fogle owner) and Duddy (Shelley Montgomery owner); Smallest Adult Dog – Hank (Michelle Lamb owner) and Max (Cindy Henehan owner); Best Trick – Hannah (Connie Nichols owner) and Max (Cooper Flory owner); Owner Look-a-like – Max (Dan Schenkel owner) and Khloe (Kathy Ambrose owner); Most Vocal – Bocephus (Shannon Hanselman owner); and Best Costume – Renny (Deb Read owner) and Toto (McKenzie Markin owner).

Nancy Cox, the shelter’s director, said, “I want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting our homeless animals.”

She said the shelter couldn’t operate at its current level without the community. “It’s due to the love and support of our wonderful community. I was so thrilled to see so many people there with their best friends!”

Cox was happy with the turnout this year, as well.

“I was so pleased to see all the new puppy faces this year,” she said. “It was the best turnout in a couple of years and because of all the support, we can save lives.”