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Third annual Kane's Cookout held in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

The third annual Kane's Cookout took place Sunday afternoon at King Phillip's Stockade.

Kane's Krusade put on the event to raise money for its nonprofit organization, which helps dogs in need in the Greater Springfield area.

The day's events featured food, music and games.

Attendees also had the opportunity to meet various celebrity dogs both rescued or known as heroes.

Kane's Krusade has a mission to improve the quality of life for dogs, but the organization also conducts awareness campaigns to educate the public about dog appearance and behavior.

"This is our opportunity to invite the community to meet our families and to come out with our volunteers and raise money for a great cause," said Kim George, founder of Kane's Krusade.  "It gets bigger and better every year. We love being at the stockade here in Springfield and we're proud to be a Springfield organization."

George hoped Sunday's event would be able to raise over $6,000.

Organizers said Kane's Cookout is the largest summer outdoor pet event in the Pioneer Valley.

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