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Halloween Pet Parade & Family Fall Festival

Everyday animals in Fort Wayne are neglected, abandoned, and abused. The Law Enforcement Division of Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control (FWACC) relies on donations to fund the equipment we need for investigations as well as advanced medical care for the animals involved. To raise awareness and funding for cruelty initiatives, FWACC will be holding its 6th Annual Halloween Pet Parade!

It’s sure to be a FUN-draising experience this Saturday, October 24th as ghosts, goblins, ghouls & friends of the four-legged variety – join us at Franke Park Pavilion one for the 6th Annual Paws & Remember Halloween Pet Parade from 10am-2pm. Costume contest at 1pm.

We invite you to join us and get the word out to help those that cannot speak for themselves.

With a dunk tank, kids crafts & activities, face painting, bounce house & trick or treating there’s sure to be something for everyone! Please offer your support for this crucial cause by getting creative and having FUN!

Costume Catagories include:

· Most Creative Homemade

· Most Unique

· Spookiest!

· Cutest Costume EVER

· Best Combo (human / pet)

· Best Animal Duo (2 pets)

Registration available on-line: or day of! $10 per dog entry fee good for any/all categories, family portrait from paw prints photography $10 or take home a caricature of your family for $10. Lunch available on-site for $5.00 (includes chips, water, & a hot dog). To simply make a donation (in lieu of participating) visit our secure website:

Bounce house, maze madness, trick or treating, crafts and many other family friendly activities are FREE !

We’re dying to see you!