Aug 20, 2011 4:02 PM by Alex Schwier (KPAX News)

MISSOULA- A festival devoted to man’s best friend came to Missoula on Saturday afternoon with the sixth annual Pet Fest promoting responsible pet ownership and pet adoptions.

Animeals adopted out so many cats for the event they had to bring out more cats for adoption. Megan Baumann, a partner at Marketplace Media, the company that puts on the event estimates over 2,000 attended the event.

“I hope that every year we get bigger. First year we had less vendors, less people, so every year we see growth and I’m very happy with the way this year turned out,” she said.

Events for pets included the wiener dog dash and the doggie Olympics. Our own Russ Thomas also took part in the event; you could find him in the dunk tank.