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Doggie Howl-O-Ween Raises Money for Canine Cancer Research

By: News Email
By: News Email

October 30, 2013

The sixth annual Doggie Howl-O-Ween brought out dogs and their owners to the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville.

Costumed canines trick-or-treated at downtown businesses, paraded the length of the mall, and finally were judged in a costume contest. The event also featured a silent auction inside the Main Street Arena.

The proceeds went to the Amanda Benford Cure for Canine Cancer Research, a fund with the American Kennel Club that went to cancer research for dogs. The founder came up with the idea for this year's cause after his dog died from cancer in the spring.

"She was a little over ten years old and she died suddenly of cancer. And I loved her so much I wanted to do something in her honor and something we could do that would help other dogs that have the same thing," said George Benford, the co-founder of Doggie Howl-O-Ween.

In past years, Doggie Howl-O-Ween has raised funds for the SPCA and Service Dogs of Virginia.

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