Every year thousands of homeless animals are in need of a forever home in mid-Michigan.  Sunday the "Paws in the Park" event, hosted by the Capital Area Humane Society, raised money for a local shelter and hoped to raise awareness.

The event had little dogs, big dogs, dogs up for adoption and dogs in costumes who flooded the Cooley Law School Stadium for a day of games, endless doggy treats, and a good cause.

With a lot of animals living in shelters, owners at the event said they suggest people look at shelters before purchasing their pet from anywhere else.  Here's more from WILX-TV 10.