Boneyard Boo Bash raises funds for Barrio Dogs

A dog dressed as a scarecrow at the Boneyard Boo Bash (Photo by Rachel Pena Gonzalez)
November 1, 2012 2:05:10 PM PDT
Dogs and people donned their Halloween kookiest for a good cause Wednesday in Houston.

The Boneyard Boo Bash was held at Boneyard Drinkery on Washington Avenue and included a dog costume contest and raffle.

Organizers tell us the event raised close to $3,000. All of the funds go to Barrio Dogs Inc., a Houston nonprofit focused on education and animal advocacy.

Barrio Dogs just launched its "FixIt!" program to spay and neuter 250 dogs by the end of the year for free in low-income communities where families can't afford it. The organization is also covering the costs of additional veterinary care the animals may need during their visit. The money collected at the Boneyard Boo Bash will directly benefit that campaign.

The costume contest featured three celebrity judges: Jennifer Tyler, midday radio personality on Houston's 107.5 The Eagle; Craig Hlavaty, assistant music editor for the Houston Press; and ABC13 reporter Pooja Lodhia.

Pooja even dressed up in costume for the occasion.

Costume winners included a group of pups dressed as The Village People, a couple of doggie Avengers superheroes, Charlie Brown and Lucy with their dog dressed as a football and even a pup who went as the modified 747 that carried the space shuttle Endeavor.

For more information on Barrio Dogs, visit www.barriodogs.org.


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