FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control hosted a Halloween Pet Parade and Fall Festival which aims to raise awareness and benefit animals to stop cruelty and neglect. The event sponsored by Paws & Remember was held from 11 a.m. 2 p.m. at Franke Park, Pavilion #1.
Each year, many animals arrive on at Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control after having suffered at the hands of their owners, including a dog named Stella.
Stella arrived at the facility a mere 18lbs. After providing her with veterinary care, it was determined her condition was due to a lack of nutrition. Simply feeding Stella would resolve her detrimental state. Not all are as lucky as Stella who now lives with her new family and feline friend, Napoleon.
“With the support of the community through this fundraiser we will persist in the efforts to stop cruelty and neglect against animals. We truly appreciate and are humbled by the community’s dedication to this cause,” Director Amy-Jo Sites said in a press release from Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control.
The Halloween Pet Parade and Fall Festival included many free activities including a bounce house, an animal themed pumpkin painting/ carving contest, kids face painting, vendors, a costume contest, a dunk tank, caricature drawings, food and photos, according to the press release.