Floyd’s Memorial

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  • Bud Bottoms and Michele Morrow

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Join us Friday, March 3rd from 4 pm to 6 pm for a very special cause!

We are hosting a dedication and fundraiser event for Floyd’s Memorial. Michele Morrow had an idea of building a memorial to honor Floyd, an adorable seven-pound local chihuahua, who was tortured and killed by his owner in a tragic senseless act of violence in June 2016. Since then, Michele has devoted her time working with our staff to dedicate an area at eh Park that will cultivate community compassion for our animals and strive to raise awareness to prevent animal abuse.

Floyd’s Memorial is being constructed next to the restrooms above the soccer fields. The Memorial will feature a garden, where a remarkable statue of Floyd, sculpted by Bud Bottoms, will be placed; a drinking fountain that serves dogs and people; and, an artistic ceramic tile wall created by local artist, Sheryl Wheeler from donations by individuals who purchase tiles embellished with their dog’s paw prints.

You can contribute to the Memorial by purchasing a 6×6 ceramic tile, which will display your dog’s paw and name. The cost of a tile is $250, and only one dog paw can be printed per tile. Your tile will be placed at Floyd’s Memorial behind the water fountain, creating a beautiful tile wall, displaying your commitment to this special cause. Your tile purchase is tax deductible.

A Day of Action ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Friday, March 3rd,Floyd-9 from 4 pm to 6 pm. During this ceremony, we will collect your dog paw print to create the tile. It will be one big party for the dogs! You can still get your tile even if you cannot attend the event, just come by the Park office and we will help you.

The “Day of Action” will also welcome animal welfare activists and organizations. Gretchen Lieff from “Davey’s Voice” and Diana Basehart of The Basehart Foundation will offer remarks and lead a silent march to honor abused animals.
This exciting event will be a big day for dogs! Join us for a very special afternoon!

Please help us send a message of community support and commitment to kindness for all animals.  Our hope is to grow this vision long into the future.

Download a form here to purchase a tile at the Park office.