If you plan on taking your dog for a walk this Sunday, why not bring it to downtown Alton?  Local pet lovers are organizing a St. Patrick's Pooch Parade in and around 3rd Street.  It starts at Chez Marilyn's at 1pm, with sign up starting at Noon.  Money raised will go toward the future Alton Dog Park at Russell Commons Park near the Clark Bridge.

Jackie Spiker of Hope Animal Rescues says it's $5 per dog to enter, unless...

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There will be prizes awarded for pet costumes.  She says all dogs must be spayed or neutered, and owners should have proof of vaccines if asked.  

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