MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile's Bienville Square went to the dogs Sunday, October 27, 2103 and there wasn't a squirrel in sight.
It was the ninth annual Woofstock event to benefit ARF; the Animal Rescue Foundation.
The money from entrance fees go to ARF and other animal rescue centers.
“We built a brand new shelter for animal rescue last year and it pays off it really does,” said event organizer and founder Amanda Kramer.
Kramer says people always look forward to the costume contest and wiener dog race.
“You have to be original and you have to be creative now, I'm mean these people work on these costumes all year long,” said Kramer.
We got a preview of one of next year's racers His name is Ollie, he's only seven weeks old and already breaking hearts.
The Mobile County Sheriff's Office demonstrated how its K-9 breaks cases and finds hidden drugs.
Other exhibits included a pit bull kissing booth.
“You know that's a lot of education: trying to educate people about the bully breeds because they do get a bad rap,” said Kramer.
Kramer says despite all the dogs and people they've never had a fight.
“You don't even have to have a dog to enjoy today and you don't have to be two years old or eighty-years-old there's just everything in between,” said Kramer.
Some Mount Vernon residents were on their way home from the grocery store when they said they were caught in the middle of a gun fight.
Friends are shocked by the murder of a woman who used to call Mobile home. Atlanta investigators say 43-year-old Pamela Williams was shot during a home invasion robbery Saturday, November 30. She died Monday.
People who live in four neighborhoods near the proposal Blue Creek Coal Terminal are circulating petitions, hoping to convince the Mobile Planning Commission to not approve a permit for the facility.
Mobile Planning Commission scheduled to talk about a new subdivision application for McGowin Park, near Hank Aaron Stadium.
Gov. Robert Bentley said Alabama will be among the states submitting a proposal next week to build Boeing's new 777X aircraft, and the proposal will stress more than just the money the state is offering.