Charlie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, has been selected to serve as the 2011 Bark in the Park Mascot. Voters selected Charlie after reading the inspirational story of how he helped his owner, Bob, through his battle with leukemia.
Bob and Charlie will receive a years supply of Purina ONE and lead the Walk for Animals on May 21 at Cricket Field in forest Park, Missouri.
Bark in the Park is the largest dog-walk in the Midwest and an annual event of the Humane Society of Missouri. All proceeds from the event benefit their Animal Cruelty fund which is dedicated to investigating, healing, and preventing animal abuse.