Insurance requirements doom Halloween Dog Parade

A famous East Village Halloween parade that features costumed dogs has been canceled for this year because of a lack of money to buy insurance.

The event has taken place annually for almost 30 years but it has apparently grown too big to put on with a simple permit.

In a Facebook post, parade organizers say they just don't have the funding to put it on because they now need to purchase a large insurance and liability policy required by the New York City Parks Department.

The parade organizers say that over the years the parade has raised more than $200,000 for the park.

One dog owner has created a GoFundMe with a goal of raising $15,000 to help save the parade.  It raised more than $2,000 in the first day.