Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz named presenting sponsor of Bark In The Park on Dec. 9
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The inaugural event at Buckingham Park will raise money for the Gulf Coast Humane Society

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Floridant -- Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS), established in 1947 as the first Southwest Florida nonprofit animal welfare organization, announced personal injury law firm Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz as "Paw-Senting Sponsor" of its inaugural fundraiser, Bark In The Park, planned for Saturday, Dec. 9.

Bark In The Park begins at 10 a.m. at Buckingham Park, 9838 Buckingham Road in Fort Myers, and promises to be a unique family- and pet-friendly event for pet enthusiasts, featuring a beautiful one-mile walk as well as pet resources, vendors, music, photo ops, food trucks, K-9 demonstrations and much more.

"We are appreciative of the law firm's generous support," said GCHS Executive Director Gary Willoughby. "With their partnership, we will be able to amplify our impact, grow adoptions and continue to offer affordable care to the pets in our community."

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The firm sponsored 60 free pet adoptions from GCHS for its 60th anniversary in 2022-23, along with multiple staff donations of pet food over the years.

"As a law firm, our mission is to help those who need someone to fight for them. That includes our furry friends," said Christopher Smith, managing partner for Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz. "As a part of the community, our goal is to make a positive difference through support, leadership and volunteering." For sponsorship opportunities, event details and information, visit

About Gulf Coast Humane Society

Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS) is a regional organization dedicated to helping companion pets find their forever homes, no matter how long it takes. GCHS provides an adoption center, spay-neuter clinic, veterinary clinic, and pet food pantry, as well as education and awareness to the public about the welfare of homeless pets. To learn more about GCHS, visit

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About Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., is a personal injury firm representing those injured by the wrongdoing of others in Southwest Florida since 1962. The firm's experienced attorneys are board certified by the Florida Bar, and areas of practice include personal injury and accidents, trip, slip and fall, premises liability, wrongful death, motorcycle and truck accidents, medical malpractice, wills, and estate planning and administration. With offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Lehigh Acres and Port Charlotte, attorneys can be reached by calling 239-500-HURT or visiting

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Source: Gulf Coast Humane Society
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