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Adoptable Dog of the Day: Buster in Louisiana

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Look out, world, here comes Buster! This boy is a Catahoula Leopard Dog mix who is in foster care under the supervision of the Feliciana Animal Welfare Society in Clinton, LA. Buster is a puppy with tons of personality who loves to explore and play. He would love to find a forever home where he […]

Adoptable Dog of the Day: Hazel in Louisiana

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Hazel is an adult Poodle who was rescued along with 11 other Poodles from a grim existence in a crowded, dirty trailer. Now, she is is foster care sponsored by the Lake Area Partnership for Animal Welfare (LAPAW) Animal Rescue in Lake Charles, LA. Hazel is between 4 and 6 years old and, as you […]

Adoptable Dog of the Day: Marti in Louisiana

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Marti is a a 7 – 8 year-old Wirehaired Terrier mix who is currently living in a foster home under the care of the West Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control of Addis, Louisiana. He was surrendered to the shelter after his owner had to move and was unable to take him with her. Although he […]

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Helps Namesake Dog

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Known for covering unbelievable stories, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! recently heard the story of a dog with such badly matted fur it was hard to believe a dog was beneath that coat…so Ripley’s stepped up to help. Ripley, a neglected dog found in a ditch in Houma, Louisiana, was rescued with fur so badly […]

Ian Somerhalder Attending St. Tammany Humane Society Fundraiser

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Ian Somerhalder may portray reanimated rogue Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, but in real life the CW star is concerned with taking a bite out of the plight of homeless pets. A native of Louisiana, the actor will return to his roots on November 13, 2010 for Unleashed “Bash on the Bayou,” in support […]

Dog Day Afternoon, Metairie, LA, March 21, 2010

The LA/SPCA’s 28th annual Dog Day Afternoon is one of the oldest dog/fun walk-a-thons in the United States and an original Louisiana event. It provides the perfect festive setting to celebrate our canine companions and make them feel like royalty. The day highlight is a dog/fun walk-a-thon in New Orleans City Park. This year Lucy […]

Mardi Paws Celebration, Mandeville, LA, Feb. 28, 2010

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With a theme of “Mardi Paws Travels Around the World,” the 14th annual Mardi Paws Celebrations is getting ready to party. This event in Mandeville, Louisiana is noted as the only krewe that parades after Fat Tuesday. The walking parade features two- and four-legged participants in costume and is a family-friendly event. The parade processes […]

Krewe De Paws, Slidell, LA, Feb. 14, 2010

With a theme of “Be Mine Canine Valentine,” Slidell’s first and only canine carnival krewe, Krewe De Paws, will be following a one-mile parade route in Olde Towne. This historic part of Slidell was devastated by over four feet of water during Hurricane Katrina. When: Sunday, February 14, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. Where: The parade […]

Barkus Parade, New Orleans, LA, Feb. 7, 2010

There will be no need to ask “Who Dat” at the annual Barkus Parade in New Orleans; this year’s Grand Marshal is well-known animal lover Wendy Diamond and her dog, Lucky. Diamond, publisher of Animal Fair magazine and celebrity dog expert, will be escorting her Maltese rescue dog Lucky, one of the numerous canines and […]

Krewe of Barkus Parade, Lake Charles, LA, Feb. 13, 2010

It’s time for Mardi Gras-costumed dogs to compete for the title of “Mystical Dog” in the annual Krewe of Barkus parade in Lake Charles, Louisiana. This popular part of the city’s Mardi Gras fun draws duded up doggies and dog lovers…and this parade doesn’t toss mere beads but dog biscuits! Date: Saturday, February 13, 2010, […]

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