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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- An estimated five million animals find themselves in shelters in the U.S. every year. More than half of them won't find a home. So we want to tell you about an event coming up this weekend, where animal lovers can help.

It's called Barktoberfest and it raises money for a no-kill shelter for dogs and cats who need a forever home.

Terry Phillips, who works with Friends of Homeless Animals in Aldie, Va., told us more about the event and who the fundraiser benefits. See the interview above.

For more information, visit Barktoberfest.org