For pet lovers, downtown Hayward was more than a winter wonderland Saturday morning — it was a celebration of our four-footed friends.
According to Kim Huggett, president of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, more than a thousand people attended the City of Hayward’s annual Santa Paws Parade.
Everything from dogs and cats to a pig and a miniature horse dressed as a reindeer took to the streets for the annual event, which benefits the Hayward Animal Shelter.
The parade also featured photos with Santa, animals available for adoption, floats and a pet costume contest.
Watch our video above to see the animals strut their stuff.