Hosted by Animal Alliance, the event has become one of the area’s favorite fall happenings, as hundreds come out for the four-legged parade, contests, food, prizes and fun.
Registration begins at 11:15 a.m., costs $15, and the first 75 registrants will receive goody bags. The parade begins promptly at 12:30 p.m., and all furry participants will be judged in a variety of categories, including “Best in Show,” “Best Small/Medium/Large,” and “Best Pair/Group.” Prizes will be awarded in each category, with some surprise awards as well.
During the parade and after, participants and spectators can enjoy music, candy, prizes, food, and the Animal Alliance’s famous vegan chili – always a crowd favorite! The organization will also have several dogs available for adoption at the event. The rain date is Saturday, Oct. 24.
“Pet Masquerade is a special event for Animal Alliance and the community as it celebrates the pure joy that animals give to us, and we love seeing so many Animal Alliance alumni who come back to participate in the parade,” said Annie Trinkle, Executive Director of Animal Alliance.
All proceeds of the event benefit the lifesaving operations at Animal Alliance: rescue, rehabilitation, spay/neuter, adoption, the Planned Pethood Clinic, and the agency’s new adoption center at 1432 Route 179 North in Lambertville.
Animal Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization, that finds euthanasia to be an unacceptable fate for adoptable dogs and cats in animal shelters, who will lose their life due to pet overpopulation.