Kevin Bacon to Take Part in Beggin’ Pet Parade

Party animals can cut “Footloose” for a paws cause as Kevin Bacon’s band The Bacon Brothers make an appearance at a Mardi Gras event where our costume-wearing barking buddies will “Laissez les bons temps roulez.”

Fidos and their famimlies are invited to follow the star of the new Fox series The Following and his brother Michael as they act as Grand Marshals at one of the world’s largest line up of promenading pups, the 19th Annual Beggin’ Pet Parade in Soulard, St. Louis, Missouri,  Fox 2 Now in St. Louis reports.

After the parade, pet parents and their four-pawed pals can enjoy a performance by The Bacon Brothers at the “Tail”gating Party.

A happening with heart, all of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Open Door Animal Sanctuary, a no-kill shelter which has saved the lives of homeless dogs and cats since the 1970’s.

Registration: $10

When: February 3, 2013 The parade begins at 1 p.m.; the performance starts at 2:30 p.m.

Where: The corner of Menard and Allen in Soulard, Missouri

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.