Atlanta Humane Society Pet Parade

Saturday, April 6, 2013

This year marked the Atlanta Humane Society’s 23rd annual Pet Parade. Hundreds of pets and their owners came out to Atlantic Station in downtown Atlanta for the largest fundraiser of the year for the non profit organization. Guests were treated to entertainment such as live music, informational booths giving away free bandanas, water bowls and other treats for their four legged friends, and contests. Lots and lots of contests. Best Costume, Fastest Eater and Best Trick were just some of the categories. As the parade began, the animals and their owners began to walk behind a pace car along a predetermined route throughout the shopping mall and the surrounding area. The Atlanta Humane Society spends an average of $300 per animal it saves to find it a good and loving home.

Hundreds of pets and their owners participated in the parade which helps generate awareness in the community and support fundraising for animal shelters. On average, it costs the Atlanta Humane Society approximately $300 to find a home for the each animal in their care.

Hundreds of pets and their owners participated in the parade which helps generate awareness in the community and support fundraising for animal shelters. On average, it costs the Atlanta Humane Society approximately $300 to find a home for the each animal in their care.

 

Duke, a golden retreiver, gets some love from Skyelar Thomas before the Atlanta Humane Society's 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Duke, a golden retriever, gets some love from Skyelar Thomas before the Atlanta Humane Society’s 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

 

Gayla Hogan feeds her basset hound Rosco a treat before the start of the Atlanta Humane Society's 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Gayla Hogan feeds her basset hound Rosco a treat before the start of the Atlanta Humane Society’s 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

 

Pax, a mini Australian Shepherd, performs tricks with his owner Erika Flores during the festivities for the Atlanta Humane Society's 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Pax, a mini Australian Shepherd, performs tricks with his owner Erika Flores during the festivities for the Atlanta Humane Society’s 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

 

Thomas Hoffer tries to keep his black lab Calvin from eating his snack before the start of the Atlanta Humane Society's 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Thomas Hoffer tries to keep his black lab Calvin from eating his snack before the start of the Atlanta Humane Society’s 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

 

Ali Harrell (right) feeds her boxer Teddy a dog-friendly ice cream treat during the festivities for the Atlanta Humane Society's 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Ali Harrell (right) feeds her boxer Teddy a dog-friendly ice cream treat during the festivities for the Atlanta Humane Society’s 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

 

Sabara, a full blooded boxer, checks out a stuffed dog toy during the Atlanta Humane Society's 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Sabara, a full blooded boxer, checks out a stuffed dog toy during the Atlanta Humane Society’s 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

 

Karen Lee-Christian holds up her pomeranian Chloe during the costume contest portion of the festivities for the Atlanta Humane Society's 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Karen Lee-Christian holds up her pomeranian Chloe during the costume contest portion of the festivities for the Atlanta Humane Society’s 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

 

Jamie Voisin (center) walks with his dog Doegie along the route for the Atlanta Humane Society's 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Jamie Voisin (center) walks with his dog Doegie along the route for the Atlanta Humane Society’s 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

 

Daisy, a cocker spaniel, leads her family Lauren Lair and her husband Adam along the route for the Atlanta Humane Society's 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Daisy, a cocker spaniel, leads her family Lauren Lair and her husband Adam along the route for the Atlanta Humane Society’s 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

 

Roxie, an English Mastiff, leads her owner Cynthis Ortego along the route for the Atlanta Humane Society's 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Roxie, an English Mastiff, leads her owner Cynthis Ortego along the route for the Atlanta Humane Society’s 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

 

Bella (bottom right), a hound mix, leads her family Eve Parlaman (right), her mother Melissa, father Rob and sister Lila along the route for the Atlanta Humane Society's 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Bella (bottom right), a hound mix, leads her family Eve Parlaman (right), her mother Melissa, father Rob and sister Lila along the route for the Atlanta Humane Society’s 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

 

Leo (center), an English Bulldog, leads his owner Hollie Holler across the finish line for the Atlanta Humane Society's 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Leo (center), an English Bulldog, leads his owner Hollie Holler across the finish line for the Atlanta Humane Society’s 23rd annual Pet Parade at Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

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  1. Hey Jonathon,

    How are you able to do the work of documenting the event in pictures and then all get the participants’ names after the fact?

    Also, how did you develop that Dutch angle style that you seem to employ in all your photographs?

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