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Basset hound Sammy, 12, stands at attention by the feet of owner Beth LaRusse of Garden City, dressed up in a pumpkin costume at the Hound Howlabaloo held by Tri-state Basset Hound Rescue in Wantagh Park. (Oct. 13, 2012)

2012 Hound Howlabaloo in Wantagh

The Hound Howlabaloo, a day of fun for dogs and their owners in Wantagh Park, raises funds for rescue dogs with long-ear contest, costume competitions and more fun for basset hounds and other dog breeds.

Basset hound Sammy, 12, stands at attention by
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Basset hound Sammy, 12, stands at attention by the feet of owner Beth LaRusse of Garden City, dressed up in a pumpkin costume at the Hound Howlabaloo held by Tri-state Basset Hound Rescue in Wantagh Park. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Michelle Gardiner of Deptford, N.J., has fun at
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Michelle Gardiner of Deptford, N.J., has fun at Howlabaloo in Wantagh Park with her basset hound, Scout,2, and Scout's puppy, Lilly Ann, 3 months, who is one of Scout's 10 puppies. Scout and the puppies were all rescued by Tri-state Basset Hound Rescue. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Beth LaRusse of Garden City holds her basset
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Beth LaRusse of Garden City holds her basset hound, Sammy, 12, who is dressed in a pumpkin costume at the Hound Howlabaloo held by Tri-state Basset Hound Rescue in Wantagh Park. (Oct. 13, 2012)

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Will Popa of Dix Hills runs with the
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Will Popa of Dix Hills runs with the family's basset hound, Dora, in the hurdle event at the Hound Howlabaloo held by Tri-state Basset Hound Rescue in Wantagh Park. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Valerie Fiano of West Islip takes her rescued
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Valerie Fiano of West Islip takes her rescued year-old basset hound, Duffy, through the hurdles at the Hound Howlabaloo, held by Tri-state Basset Hound Rescue in Wantagh Park. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Josh Kanowitz of Massapequa runs with the family's
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Josh Kanowitz of Massapequa runs with the family's basset hound, Oliver, in the meter event at the Hound Howlabaloo, held by Tri-state Basset Hound Rescue in Wantagh Park. Oliver won the event. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Diane and Will Popa of Dix Hills show
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Diane and Will Popa of Dix Hills show their basset hound, Dora, the medal and certificate she won in the hurdle event at the Hound Howlabaloo, held by Tri-state Basset Hound Rescue in Wantagh Park. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Dianne Popa of Dix Hills kisses the family's
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Dianne Popa of Dix Hills kisses the family's basset hound, Dora, at the Hound Howlabaloo, held by Tri-state Basset Hound Rescue in Wantagh Park. (Oct. 13, 2012)

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Will Popa of Dix Hills, his cousin Liam
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Will Popa of Dix Hills, his cousin Liam That, 11, of Commack, and his wife, Dianne Popa, give their basset hound, Dora, the medal she won in the hurdle event at the Hound Howlabaloo, held by Tri-state Basset Hound Rescue in Wantagh Park. (Oct. 13, 2012)

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