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Forest preserve hosts Easter egg hunt for dogs April 19

SHOREWOOD – The Forest Preserve District of Will County will hold its sixth-annual “Hugs for Hounds” Easter egg hunt for dogs April 19 in the Hammel Woods Dog Park in Shorewood.

People can bring their dogs to search for Easter eggs hidden around the dog park. The eggs are filled with prizes or dog treats.

The participation fee is $5 per dog, which supports the care, handling and training for Jullo, the Forest Preserve District’s search and rescue dog.

Dogs must be on leashes during the event and accompanied by owners at all times. Dogs must be current on rabies vaccines.

Registration at the event begins at 10:30 a.m. The egg hunt begins at 11 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Forest Preserve District website, ReconnectWithNature.org.

The dog park is located at Hammel Woods – DuPage River Access, which is on Black Road east of State Route 59 in Shorewood. For information and registration, call 815-722-8193.

“Hugs for Hounds” is hosted by the Forest Preserve District and Shorewood H.U.G.S., a charitable group that supports other organizations.

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