Dogs and their owners are invited to the Alton Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market today for a Canine Carnival.   Alton Main Street has invited the SNIP Alliance, the 5A’s and other organizations to welcome dog owners and their pets for doggy parade, a costume contest, and special pet related booths throughout the morning.

The 5A’s Animal Shelter will host an Adopt-A-Thon on site with several dogs on hand that will be available for adoption.  The SNIP Alliance will have information on its low cost spay and neuter services, the city of Alton will have information on the Dog Park, there will be therapy dogs on hand and a free pet photo booth.  At 10am there will be a pet parade followed by a costume contest for the dogs at 10:30.  You’re also invited to bring a can of dog food or cat food for a collection by the Riverbend Pet Food Pantry that helps people care for their pets when finances are tight.  Remember, if you bring your dog, make sure it is leashed and well behaved and clean up after them as needed.    The market will take place from 8am til Noon at the parking lot at Landmarks and Henry Street in Alton.  For more information, check out

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