PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An organization that helps save Philadelphia’s homeless pets held one of its biggest fundraiser today Saturday at the Navy Yard.
Thousands of dogs participated in PAWS’ 11th annual Mutt Strut.READ MORE: 2 Montgomery County School Districts To Require Masks Again Due To County's COVID-19 Level
The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, or PAWS, holds a 1.5 mile dog walk and fall festival each year to raise money to save animals lives all year round.
There was a talent competition and costume contest too. Samoyed Shilo is a grand champion show dog. He was dressed like King Tutt.READ MORE: CAPA Senior Skyy Brooks Is One Of 20 Students In World Accepted Into Harvard-Berklee's Dual-Degree Program
“Shilo and I are here because we want to see the animals get saved,” said Shilo’s owner, Diane Pecca, of South Philadelphia. “Any donations people make, we feel, go to a good cause.”
And there were dogs up for adoption. Sefra Gibson from West Philadelphia went home with Ichabod.
“He’s about four years old. He is a poodle mix and he was a stray,” she said. “I’m changing [his name] to Charlie.”MORE NEWS: Philadelphia's First Topgolf Location Opens Friday In Somerton Near Roosevelt Boulevard
More than $120,000 was raised for PAWS.