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Paws on Parade takes over Bangor’s waterfront to benefit pets awaiting adoption

Posted Oct. 06, 2012, at 1:39 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 07, 2012, at 3:27 p.m.
Dressed in a biker costume, Pokey Joe, a 7-year-old Chihuahua, sits on the shoulder of his owner, Mongo Schwarz of Bangor, as he walks their bike along Bangor's waterfront during the Bangor Humane Society's 19th annual Paws on Parade event Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
Dressed in a biker costume, Pokey Joe, a 7-year-old Chihuahua, sits on the shoulder of his owner, Mongo Schwarz of Bangor, as he walks their bike along Bangor's waterfront during the Bangor Humane Society's 19th annual Paws on Parade event Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Buy Photo
A curious three-legged dog approaches the news photographer on Railroad Street just after the start of the Bangor Humane Society's 19th annual Paws on Parade event Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
A curious three-legged dog approaches the news photographer on Railroad Street just after the start of the Bangor Humane Society's 19th annual Paws on Parade event Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Buy Photo
A volunteer's rubber rain boot keeps with the event theme during Bangor Humane Society's 19th annual Paws on Parade event on Bangor's waterfront Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
A volunteer's rubber rain boot keeps with the event theme during Bangor Humane Society's 19th annual Paws on Parade event on Bangor's waterfront Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Buy Photo
A curious puppy approaches the news photographer while walking on Main Street past Bangor's police station during Bangor Humane Society's 19th annual Paws on Parade event Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
A curious puppy approaches the news photographer while walking on Main Street past Bangor's police station during Bangor Humane Society's 19th annual Paws on Parade event Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
Nancy Kelly of Stockton Springs holds a German shepherd-mix puppy that she was on the verge of adopting at Bangor Humane Society's 19th annual Paws on Parade event on Bangor's waterfront Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
Nancy Kelly of Stockton Springs holds a German shepherd-mix puppy that she was on the verge of adopting at Bangor Humane Society's 19th annual Paws on Parade event on Bangor's waterfront Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Buy Photo

BANGOR, Maine — Dogs of several breeds and sizes marched through downtown Bangor on Saturday afternoon as part of the Bangor Humane Society’s 19th annual Paws on Parade event.

Paws on Parade, the society’s largest annual fundraiser, is a celebration of animals to benefit pets awaiting adoption.

Over a mile long, the route runs from the Bangor Waterfront through downtown Bangor and loops back to the waterfront.

The fundraiser includes a variety of sponsors, vendors and events, including contests.

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