Furry friends get in on Mardi Gras action

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Alex Crescenti | WCTV Eyewitness News
February 10, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (WCTV) -- It was a howling good time in Franklin County Saturday afternoon.

More than two hundred people lined the streets for the annual Mardi Gras Barkus Parade. The event raises money for the Franklin County Animal Shelter and the Florida Wild Mammal Association.

People from all over the country come out for the festivities each year, but it goes beyond just a giant party.

"It's so much fun, we encourage people to travel with their dogs. Everything here is dog friendly, it's kid friendly...and we hope to get a lot of pets adopted," Sarah Madson said. "We have a lot of pets walking around with adopt me vests on so hopefully they'll find new homes."

Each year the King and Queen of the parade are two shelter dogs. Officials say they have had a 100% adoption rate in the last eight years.

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