Mystic Krewe of Mutts roll through downtown Baton Rouge


BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC 33) (FOX 44) – The Mystic Krewe of Mutts rolled through downtown Baton Rouge.

Many dogs in the capitol city are getting in on the Mardi Gras fun.

“It’s a family affair and they love it.”

Sunday afternoon, hundreds of four legged friends watched the Mystic Krewe of Mutts parade downtown.

“The dogs here are happy tails.”
“I think it’s awesome.”

Tammy Catrell said, she’s been a part of the parade for four years. She said, the event brings her family together. 

We actually start building the float like it was a month ago. I get them all over on the weekend so it’s bonding time with the family” said Catrell.

Dogs of all sizes filled the streets, some small – others, bigger than their humans.
While some dogs walked, other were pushed in strollers, and one even took a Harley.

“I ride with NOLA, she loves it” said Lindsey Thompson.

Along with fun, the parade serves as a time for different agencies to get sheltered animals adopted.

These events are very important for us, we’re able to showcase the animals. Show people that we have adoptable dogs, how pretty they are, how sweet they are and show that they are ready to go to their forever homes” said Jackie Fellows , West Baton Rouge Animal Shelter and Control.

Suiting up to take a ride back to the house. People said, they are looking forward to the future of parading with the fur friends.

“Next year, planning to do it bigger than this? Oh yeah, go big or go home.”

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