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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - It's considered one of the largest dog festivals in the Midwest. Thousands of pets and their owners wagged their tails Saturday in Forest Park to help raised funds for a good cause at the 24th annual Bark in the Park.

The annual event included a 5K race and 1-mile walk as well as a Festival for the Animals, which featured the following performances by the Purina Pro Plan Performance Team, a dog agility course, pet contests, and more.

Bark in the Park raises money for the Humane Society of Missouri's Animal Cruelty Task Force, which is dedicated to investigating, healing and preventing animal abuse. The Animal Cruelty Task Force rescue trailer was on  display and children had  the opportunity to go through a simulation rescue as members of the Junior Animal Cruelty Task Force Academy.

FOX 2 and News 11 were proud sponsors of  Bark in the Park .