Cape Gazette

Bark on the Boards benefits Georgetown SPCA shelter

Oct 17, 2012
Photos by: Dan Cook Lucy and Beauford lead their owners, Joe and Andrea Baumann, up the boards during the Annual SPCA Bark on the Boards. The SPCA provides food, shelter, medical care and hope to more than 3,000 homeless, abused and neglected pets each year. The SPCA also offers high volume, high quality, low cost spay and neuter clinics in Sussex and New Castle counties.

Hundreds of pet lovers and their canine companions took over the Rehoboth Boardwalk Oct. 6 at the Annual Bark on the Boards, the largest fundraiser for the Delaware SPCA's Georgetown shelter. The walk started at Lake Gerar Park and proceeded up the boards from north to south and back. Contests for Best Pet Trick, Most Precious Puppy, Best Kisser, Owner Look Alike and Best Tail Wagger took place after the leisurely stroll. For more info on the SPCA Bark on the Boards go to

A SPCA orphan eligible for adoption, Layla, takes volunteer LeAnn Angleton on a stroll up the boards. The walk is the largest fundraiser for the SPCA, which celebrates its 40 years of service in Sussex County.
SPCA volunteer Chris McGinnis walked with Stewie, a special canine who was born with a defect that prevents him from using his back legs. Stewie is waiting for a special owner or family who can give him his forever home.
The Wallace family of Newark gather around Henry, aka Chance, a bull mix who was left on the SPCA front steps after being abused and famished. They adopted Henry and have given him a loving home with his canine friend Sierra. Shown with Henry and Sierra are (l-r) Taylor, Tonya, Kevin and Natalie.
Mr. Beefy, who went from shelter dog to official military dog, was adopted by the Coast Guard Station at Indian River Inlet where he has a caring family of over 30 service personnel. Mr. Beefy, along with (l-r) Larry Pennington, John Coleman, Randall Clawson and Dan Etter, were the grand marshals for the walk.
Ryan and Eileen Potter are led by their St. Bernards,  Diesel and Princess.
Kristin Leonard and her beagle, L.B., competed in the Look Alike Contest.
Ashley Dickinson of Milford won the Look Alike Contest with her "raven" dog, Jet.
Lindsey Elliott gets a smooch from Minnie Moo at the SPCA Kissing Booth while volunteer Kathleen Sparling looks on.
The LeGates family of Lewes walked with their canines Ginger and Remi.  Shown (l-r) are Marissa, Ginger, Regina, Remi and Dani.
Relaxing after his walk is Sura, a 2-year-old Great Dane owned by Elizabeth Torres.
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