It was back to normal for dogs and their humans at the first event held at the park since Sandy. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg This past Saturday, June 22nd, Allied Rockaway Foundation for Animal Recreation and Fitness (ARF ARF) held its first event at the Rockaway Freeway Dog Park since Superstorm Sandy hit in October.
The storm destroyed many of the trees and during repairs to the adjacent A train tracks, MTA machinery left major ruts in the ground and damaged a bench and storage unit.
ARF ARF representatives said the NYC Parks Department did a wonderful job in getting the park back into shape. In addition, volunteers helped ARF ARF repair the damaged storage unit.
ARF ARF used It’s My ‘Bark’ Day! Luau Celebration as a shelter drive to collect pet toys, litter, blankets, sheets, towels, newspaper, cleaning supplies, and unopened food to be distributed among animal rescues in the five boroughs.
Some canine inspectors check out the renovated storage unit and find it as good as new. The storage unit also served as a place to get out of the sun.
DJ Eddybear, AKA Eddy Pastore, has a friend help him with some of the DJ chores.
No you’re not seeing double. That is Jet and Jake relaxing with their human.
Sesame is the first contestant to go through the obstacle course.