LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Someone let the dogs out at Copeland Park.
It was the 12th annual "Bark in the Park" fundraiser for the Coulee Region Humane Society.
The event raises about $2000 for the group each year.
Pooches can dig for tennis balls or do some paw painting.
The Humane Society also crowned a canine king and queen.
Organizers say it means a lot when people support the pups.
"Summer's a really hard time for us because we seem to get overcrowding more often than not than in the winter," said Liz Meil, Development and Marketing Director for the Humane Society. "So it's just great for this kind of exposure because we have more animals in need during this time of the year."
And the canines had a shot at the Guinness World Record for the loudest bark by a group of dogs. Sadly, they fell 10 decibels short.
Organizers say they'll get it next year.
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