Dogs compete in cosplay contest at ‘PAWmicon’

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SAN DIEGO -- San Diego pets and pet owners participated in the seventh annual "PAWmicon" event Sunday to raise funds for Helen Woodward Animal Shelter.

Pet owners brought their pets to the location of the future Comic-Con Museum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday to participate in trivia games, sweepstakes drawings, costume contests and a cosplay competition specifically for canine participants.

The event set out to raise $5,000 for Helen Woodward. By 5:30 p.m. Sunday, event organizers were just shy of reaching that goal, with their website reporting $4,200 in funds raised.

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