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25th annual Paws in the Park a "doggone" success

Posted: 11:22 PM, Sep 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-23 03:22:31Z

More than 800 dogs and their two-legged friends came out Sunday for the SPCA Serving Erie County's 25th annual Paws in the Park.

The event takes place at Beaver Island State Park and includes a two-mile walk, food and drinks, more than 50 vendors and competitions.

Organizers say the event has really evolved over the years.

"It started out as a small dog walk with some hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill and it's grown the this," said Communications Manager Bethany Kloc. "We have dog contests. This year we have a duck herding contest, we demonstrate dog CPR, so its really grown and it's so exciting."

Participants paid $25 ahead of time and $40 the day of the event. All of the money goes to support the SPCA Serving Erie County.

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