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Dogs and pet lovers take over Fallbrook

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By: Kayla Bremer

Fallbrook Town Center in north Lincoln was crowded with people and full of activities all centered around the dogs.

It's for one of the Capital Humane Society's biggest fundraisers of the year.

Tucker and Riley cooled off in the water in a doggie pool at the Tails and Trails event.  Their owner, Brent Connelly, from Omaha has brought them to Lincoln for the Capital Humane Society's fundraiser every year.

"My wife and I...our children are our dogs so we enjoy taking them out to events like this," Connelly said.

The festival is celebrating its 22nd year.  The Humane Society hosts the event to raise money for all the animals who are in need of a home.

"The Humane Society takes care of animals that have been lost, that are no longer wanted by people and the only way and the best way we can provide for them is to have the help of the community," Donna Bode of the Capital Humane Society said.

Zack Clark brought his 15 week old English bulldog out and he was the center of attention.  Like many others, Zack and his family donated money to help the shelter reach this year's goal of $60,000.

"If we donate money then we can get more people to get dogs off the street and help them," Clark said.

All the proceeds from the pet walk go to vaccinations, food and healthcare for pets at the shelter.

Volunteer Lori Gokie says it's a good reminder to people to adopt pets and give them a good home.

"You just get the greatest dog," Gokie said.  "Every dog wants a second chance and they just love it."

Event organizers say this is one of the biggest turnouts they've ever had.  The Humane Society is opening its new adoption center on June 5th.

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