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Dogs dress up for charity
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Melanie Marks and her teacup poodle, Donkia, won best look-alike. “We’re big supporters of the Hall County Animal shelter and this is just a fun Halloween event,” Marks said. - photo by JOSHUA L. JONES

The 2014 Howl-O-Ween pet costume contest and parade Sunday brought furry friends and their owners to Laurel Park in Gainesville for the event sponsored by Hall County Parks & Leisure and the Hall County Animal Shelter. Contest categories included scariest, funniest, cutest, best owner/pet look-alike and best overall. After the contest, the pets were paraded around the park. Participants were asked to donate pet-friendly items such as newspapers or paper towels for the Hall County Animal Shelter.

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