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Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contests Benefit Spay It Forward, Y’all

Cute dogs in costumes for a cause? Sign us up! Two upcoming Howl-O-Ween pet costume contests in Marble Falls benefit Spay It Forward, Y'all.

Do you ever dress yourself and your canine companion in similar costumes, but maybe were a bit timid to go out in public? Well, now’s your chance to do just that and possibly go home with a prize at the Spay It Forward, Y’all and Save the World Brewing’s Howl-O-Ween pet costume contest.

“We have a lot of fun,” said Sid Holden, founder and director of Spay It Forward, Y’all. “This is our second annual costume contest, and people dress up their pets and themselves.”

The event is 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the brewery, 1510 Resource Parkway in Marble Falls. Leashed dogs are welcome. Proceeds benefit Spay It Forward, Y’all, which finds foster and forever homes for dogs.

The costume contest begins at 4 p.m. There is a $5 entry fee, with the best dog costume taking home a $100 prize and the best dog/human combo winning a wonderful gift basket.

If you can’t make it Saturday, VitalPet-Hope Animal Clinic and Spay It Forward, Y’all are holding another Howl-O-Ween contest from 3-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the clinic, 4015 U.S. 281 in Marble Falls.

There is also a $5 entry with a gift basket for the best costumed dog over 25 pounds as well as one for under 25 pounds.

Along with the entry fee, people can also donate to Spay It Forward Y’all. Holden and her crew of volunteers often head to the Texas-Mexico border to rescue dogs on euthanasia lists in border towns.

They gather up as many of the dogs they can and return to the Highland Lakes with them.

“We’ll foster them out to homes the best we can, but we really work to find all the dogs homes,” Holden said. “We adopt as many as we can to Hill Country homes, but we also work with rescue services up north and try to connect dogs to families and homes in Northern states as well.”

Spay It Forward, Y’all works with Pilots N Paws, a group of volunteer private pilots, to fly dogs to waiting families or adoption services in Northern or other states.

Check out the Spay It Forward, Y’all Facebook page for updates and information.

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