TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Hundreds were out at Fairbanks Park Saturday walking three miles with their furry friends.
It was the annual Bark in the Park event for the Terre Haute Humane Society.
It raises funds for the shelter.
That money helps pay for everything from food and medicine to toys.
Organizers say this is more important now than ever.
That’s because the shelter is facing major issues with overcrowding.
"We're over full. There's tons of animals out here in the community that still need taken into the shelter themselves. It just shows the valuable need for a strong shelter in the community,” said Stephanie Miller, chair.
This is the 6th year for the event.
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