Your Pet Could Become Mardi Gras Royalty with the Krewe of Barkus and Meoux
Your pet could be royalty for the Krewe of Barkus and Meoux's 20th annual Pet Parade! This year's parade theme is 'Steampunk Pups and Futuristic Felines' and is being held at the old Reeve's Marine Sunday, February 24, 2019!
So was your fur baby born to be royalty? Do they deserve to lead the largest pet parade in the entire country? Then you need to join Barkus and Meoux on the patio, fur baby in tow if you like, this Sunday, February 10th at Rotolo's Craft and Crust on E. 70th in Shreveport between 12 - 3 pm. How are the royalty determined? The old fashioned Louisiana way... by stuffing the ballot box!
Each vote costs $1... after that, it's all about luck! Spot could be Barkus and Meoux's next duke, prince or even king! Olive could be a prince, duchess or queen! If they win the title, they'll represent Barkus and Meoux at the annual pet parade and be lauded like the royals they are.
So what kind of animals can be royalty? Anything. You can bring your pet mouse named Harry for all we care. Just know that the annual parade has been known to host upward of 13,000 people!
Still interested? Start spreading the word that you're lovable fur baby is running for office on social media now and we'll see you Sunday!
Meet my fur baby Cajun. He's the one pictured. He was last year's prince. He's a strapping young man, isn't he!
Now, for a bit of information on the Krewe of Barkus and Meoux!
Northwest Louisiana's Krewe of Barkus and Meoux is known as the 'animal' krewe, but they prefer to be called a 'cause with a krewe.'
Barkus and Meoux help area animals and their owners in multiple ways through their feral cat program, offering emergency assistance for vet bills, their low-cost spay and neuter program, funding and grants for area rescue programs and shelters and their fund for retired military working dogs. Over the last year, they've provided over $18,000 in assistance.
That's where you come in. The money for these programs doesn't appear out of thin air. The Krewe of Barkus and Meoux hosts events throughout the year to gather the needed funding. This Sunday's Pet Royalty Raffle is one of those events!