Pet Palooza event draws thousands

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Pet Palooza is the Humane Society of Charlotte's largest annual fundraiser.  It's expected to draw thousands of people to Independence Park on Saturday May 5th.

There will be a 5K run, a dog walk, entertainment and a vendor fair.  There's also a dog fashion show.

The money raised from the event in 2011 was used to help find homes for more than two thousand animals, provide low-cost spay and neuter services to 10,000 pets, and host two low-cost vaccine clinics.

Melissa Knicely from CMPD's Animal Care and Control visited WBTV News Saturday Morning to talk about the event.  You can learn more by clicking here.

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