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VALLEY FOCUS | Encino

Fund-Raiser Planned at Off-Leash Dog Park

September 11, 1998|EDWARD M. YOON

Dog owners and their four-legged furry friends can head to the Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park tomorrow for a fair that will raise money for the five-acre Encino facility.

The first-ever event at the Valley's first-ever park designed for canines, which opened in December 1996, features booths offering a variety of pet services, animal adoption opportunities, dog training, pet supplies and pet portraits, said Lynn Stone, president of the advisory committee of the dog parK.

There also will be organized games for children and a performance by the Alpo Friskies World Champion Frisbee Dogs, Stone said.

Proceeds will be used to purchase lights, and double-door chain-link fence gates for all park entrances, Stone said.

"We're really proud of the park and we'd like to show it off," Stone said. "It should be a fun day for families and their pets."

Councilwoman Laura Chick, who represents the west San Fernando Valley-- including the area surrounding the dog park--is scheduled to attend the event, said Kristin Vellandi, communications deputy for Chick.

The fair will be at the park, located on the southeast corner of Victory Boulevard and White Oak Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Frisbee dog exhibitions will be held at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.

For more information, call (818) 343-3100.

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