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Kane’s Krusade Holds K9 Cookout

kane's krusade cookout SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) — Kane’s Krusade, a nonprofit organization that helps dogs in need in the greater Springfield area, held their third annual Kane’s Cookout on Sunday at King Phillip’s Stockade.

The day’s events featured food sponsored by Bertucci’s of West Springfield, music, games, a mobile arcade, vendors and raffles.

People also had the opportunity to meet “celebrity dogs,” like Lilly the Hero Pit Bull, who saved her owner from death by pulling her off of train tracks and Cherry Garcia, a victory dog rescued from Michael Vick’s house.

Kane’s Cookout is the largest summer outdoor pet event in the Pioneer Valley.

The mission of Kane’s Krusade is to improve the quality of life for dogs in the Greater Springfield Area. The organization distributes C.A.R.E. Kits (Canine Assistance, Resources and Empowerment) to families in need to help them care for their dogs in difficult times and prevent surrender to shelters. The organization also conducts awareness campaigns to educate the public about dogs that are misunderstood by society based solely on their appearance and not

“This event is for anybody who loves dogs, animals or cares about people in their community,” said Kim George, the founder of the nonprofit. “It’s a great opportunity to come out, have some fun and raise some money for a great cause.”

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