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Lawrence’s Pooch Plunge canceled because of extreme heat

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The City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation department has canceled the Pooch Plunge, which was set for Monday afternoon.

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Those who registered online will be issued refunds, according to a social media post from the department.

The extreme heat wave is expected to peak Monday and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka. A cold front is expected to arrive Friday evening.

The popular event draws hundreds of dogs and their humans every year to take advantage of the outdoor pool after it closes to swimmers for the summer.

There will be no rescheduled date, according to LPRD.

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