Dog owners and lovers in New York City got quite the early Halloween scare, but there will be a happy ending after all.
The annual Tompkins Square Park Halloween Parade is back on, a week after organizers said the beloved canine event was going to be canceled.
Early Wednesday morning, the group announced that the parade will go on as initially planned thanks to the support of the community and a dog wellness startup from Fairfield County, Connecticut.
"We are beyond thrilled to announce that the 2023 Halloween Dog Parade is back on. This wouldn’t have been possible without the cooperation of Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, Mayor Eric Adams, city agencies, the NYPD, and with the generous support of Get Joy," said Joseph Borduin, parade organizer and Tompkins Square Park Dog Run (TSPDR) volunteer.
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TSPDR shared the good news in an Instagram post, saying they "actually have the zoomies just thinking about it."
This year will be the parade's 33rd year. It is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21.
Gothamist previously reported construction in the park would force the parade into neighboring streets, a move that brought a hefty permit price tag of $50,000.
Ahead of the parade's grand return, here's a look at some of the best costumed canines from last year's parade: