When 10,000 people turned up to witness the first Internet Cat Video Festival in 2012, the Minneapolis event became international news. And St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said the fourth-annual cat-astrophe, held last August, brought about 13,000 people to CHS Field.

While dogs seem to steal most of the attention when it comes to pets, they seem dangerously underserved when it comes to the film festival circuit. Thankfully, an intrepid group of Coloradoans is trying to change that trend.

The touring Bow Wow Film Festival will make a stop Saturday to Pepito’s Parkway Theater in south Minneapolis, featuring two hours of doggy digital shorts. Just like its kitty processor, proceeds from Bow Wow will benefit local pet charities – specifically Shakopee’s Wags & Whiskers and St. Paul’s Twin Cities Pet Rescue.

Unlike the Internet Cat Video Festival, Bow Wow is a made-to-order fundraising event, and costs dog rescue groups and charities about $250 to put it on.

Day-of-show tickets cost $15 for adults and $7 for kids, but adults can get $3 off the price of admission by purchasing them online, or a Wags & Whiskers. Click here for more info.

From pit bulls to pet rocks, 4 Your Pets covers it all. If you have a great animal companion story, pet-related event or video that deserves a spotlight, email sdswanson@wcco.com.

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