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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Anthrocon took to the streets of Downtown Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon for the annual “Fursuit Walk.”

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Organizers say 1,980 people took part in the annual parade with about 8,000 people attending the convention itself. People flocked to Pittsburgh from more than 20 different countries.

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The parade route took participants from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center down 10th Street toward the Westin Convention Center Hotel before looping back around the opposite side of 10th Street to reenter the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

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Kristin Wenger, with VisitPITTSBURGH, says the convention chooses a different charity within Allegheny County to raise money for each year. This year, they’re raising money for South Hills Pet Rescue.

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The 22nd annual Furry convention began on Thursday and lasts through Sunday. More information can be found at anthrocon.org.