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Gilley Pool is going to the dogs
Take your dog for a swim. The second Waterpaws is this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gilley Pool.

Get your dog ready for the second annual Waterpaws.
A Doggie Pool Party will close the season at Gilley Pool this Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The dog-themed party is a fundraiser to benefit the four-legged members of Warren County. Admission is $4 per dog, while their owners are admitted free.
The final people-related day at the pool was Labor Day, Sept. 4. The day of Sept. 9 was chosen because it is the first Saturday after the pool traditionally closes for the season.
Waterpaws is a partnership between the city’s Parks and Recreation Department and Helping Animals of Warren County, a nonprofit organization that assists local animal organizations and individuals by providing education, low cost spay/ neuter, and anything else for the betterment of animals.
“We had about 100 dogs last year,” said Hollie Cox, HAWC president. “It was great. We extended it this year. It was from 10 a.m. to noon. They gave us another hour because people were telling us how much they liked it and wished it lasted longer. This year, we’re going to sell towels for people who forget theirs and need to dry off their pets before getting back into the car.”
While Parks and Recreation will retain the $4 admission fee and earmark that money for establishing a dog park, HAWC has sold vendor space. Proceeds from the spaces will benefit the organization.
HAWC will also be holding a pet food drive during the event.
There are rules for the dog party:
• All dogs must have proof of current rabies vaccination.
• Dogs cannot show signs of aggression.
• No humans allowed past knee-deep water.
• Dogs must be on a leash when not swimming.
• All “accidents” must be cleaned up by the pet owner.
For more information, contact HAWC on its Facebook page at