Pets get into the ‘Howl-O-Ween’ spirit

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Eau Claire (WQOW) – Halloween is right around the corner, and local pet owners are celebrating with their four-legged friends. The ‘Howl-O-Ween’ event was started by Eau Claire Parks and Recreation.

Saturday was not just about dog owners dressing up their furry friend in cute costumes and winning prizes. The message was about promoting exercise during the cold months, and that people can be healthy at any time of the year. Saturday was an opportunity for people to get outside and get some fresh air.

“Everybody thinks exercise has got to be about, ‘Okay, I’m going to work hard 30 to 45 minutes a day and I got to get that cardio up,’ but just getting out and taking a nice walk, you know 3 to 4 times a week, that is going to put you in a much healthier situation than just sitting home and doing nothing,” said Chad Duerkop, program facility supervisor for Eau Claire Parks and Recreation.

There were four different prizes, 1st and 2nd place for best costume, then 1st and 2nd place for group costume, where the owner had to match their costume to their pet.

See what Eau Claire Parks and Recreation has to offer.

Lindsey Ford

Lindsey Ford

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