‘Paws on Parade’ for Bangor Humane Society
More than one hundred people made their way to the Bangor waterfront Saturday, with their pets leading the way.Along the way, they raised some money. It was the Bangor Humane Society’s annual Paws on Parade, now in its 16th year. The Bangor Humane Society is a non-profit organization that is funded by local donations and contributions, and this event is one of their biggest fundraisers.Director Suzan Bell says they were pleased with the turnout Saturday, especially since this is an important time of year to raise money.”Winter is coming and people are really struggling to keep their pets. So we want to provide pets with a safe place to be this winter to get them adopted into new homes,” Bell says.The Bangor Humane Society cares for more than five thousand homeless pets each year.Bell says she was happy to see lots of Humane Society “alumni” turn out at the event Saturday, many who looked to be pretty happy with their new owners.