Dogs have their day at "Festival for the Animals"

BALTIMORE (WMAR) - The Maryland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals held their annual "Festival for the Animals" Saturday, held for the first time ever in Baltimore's Port Covington. 

A large crowd of dogs and their owners congregated near South Baltimore's waterfront to partake on a mile walk along newly built walking and bike paths, strolling by the Sagamore Distillery and ending in a vendor village and concert field, were participates could enjoy free music all afternoon, headlined by The Original Wailers.

Mayor Catherine Pugh and Councilman Brandon Scott came out to help kick off festivities. After the walk, prizes were award for best costume, best trick, and best look-alike between pets and their owners. 

With the rain holding off and money being raised to help support the SPCA's efforts helping animals in Maryland, everyone left with a smile...and maybe some slobber too. 

Click here to see photos of the day's furry festival goers.

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