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Pet Expo raises money for Henrico Humane Society

Posted at 12:58 AM, Apr 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-10 00:58:05-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Thousands of animal lovers brought their furry friends to the annual Henrico Humane Society’s Pet Expo at Richmond International Raceway Saturday.

The event featured contests, races, pet massages, pet portraits and a parade of adoptable pets. Some of those animals found forever homes.

This is the sixteenth year vendors and animal protection organizations have come together for this unique event.

“We adopt last year it was 570 animals and like I said, being all volunteer that’s a really big deal,” Melissa Golden with the Henrico Humane Society said. “It takes a lot of money to keep an organization like that going, so a majority of the money raised will go to the medical expenses for the animals we care for.”

Officials said the costs for caring for those animals is nearly $200,000 a year.

Organizers said more than 2,000 people attended the event, which was emceed by WTVR CBS 6's Greg McQuade.

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