Salina dog a finalist in national contest

POSTED: 05:39 PM CST Nov 13, 2013 
Salina dog a finalist in national contest
SALINA, Kan. -

A Salina dog has a chance to bring thousands of dollars to the community.

Heather Stanek entered her dog, Athens, into the Beneful Dream Dog Park contest. Now the former rescue dog is just one of 14 finalists from across the county.

Click here for information on the contest or to vote for Athens

"She's so little, but, obviously, people love her," Stanek said. "She's so sweet."

If Athens wins then the community would get a $500,000 renovation of a dog park. Stanek says she would like to create a shipwrecked island theme with an "ocean" splash park and a sandy area for dogs to play.

"Salina's so family oriented," Stanek said. "Everybody loves getting out and about in the park so why not bring another dream dog park to the dogs and the people."

The winner will be chosen based on a panel of judges and how many votes a dog gets.