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June 22, 2014 4:19 pm
Updated: June 22, 2014 6:10 pm

WATCH: A dog’s-eye view of Pets in the Park

Pets in the Park from Griffin's perspective.

Global News

EDMONTON – Have you ever wondered what life would be like from a dog’s perspective? Well, wonder no more.

Global News strapped a camera onto the back of Griffin, a German Shepherd cross, during Edmonton’s annual Pets in the Park event Sunday morning.

WATCH: Pets in the Park from Griffin’s perspective

Hosted by the Edmonton Humane Society, the annual fundraising event is the only day of the year that pets are welcomed into Hawrelak Park. Sunday’s event drew pets of all kinds from dogs and cats to pigs and lizards.

“Anytime you can bring anybody out to an event it just makes it that much more special. And who wouldn’t want to come out on a beautiful, sunny day and spend the whole afternoon out here,” said spokesperson Warren Dean.

“There is no better way to celebrate the first full day of summer than coming to Pets in the Park.”

Over the past 22 years, the event has raised thousands of dollars for animals in need.

“Thirteen-thousand animals come through the Edmonton Humane Society’s doors every year and those animals need either medical treatment, they need food and shelter, of course, to be looked after before we can adopt them out,” Dean said. ‘We also need their support for the the spay and neuter program.”

Last year’s event raised nearly $145,000.

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