Howl-O-Ween pet costume contest gives back to animal shelter

ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - Ardmore Main Street held their first ever Howl-o-ween event on Saturday morning.

Main Street administrative assistant and contest host, Labeth Nall, says they decided to use the event as a way to give back to the local animal shelter.

"It was our idea to do this so we ca n help raise some supplies and have some fun," Nall said.

Nall says contestants had to donate either cash or an item the shelter could use like food, toys or bedding.

She says putting on this event was personal to her because she currently fosters a 14-year-old Dalmatian she rescued from the shelter herself.

"I just know there's a lot of need out there and anytime we can bring attention to the fact that there are dogs that need help, I want to try to do that," Nall said.

The seven furry contestants battled it out to win one of five categories including people's choice, most funny and the best owner pet duo.

Nall says the winners were given a cash prize of 25 dollars but most donated it back to the shelter.

But the dogs didn't leave empty handed.

"The dogs all got an either tiny dog biscuit or a large dog biscuit," Nall said.

Nall says she does expect to host the event again next year.

"It's a lot of fun and it's for a good cause, so just come on down next year, it will be bigger and better," Nall said.

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