We are all SUPER EXCITED to announce our very FIRST ANNUAL Must Luv Mardi Paws Parade in Zachary! We hope to make this our annual fundraiser and pray that the weather is great & that we will have the support & attendance of all of our dog loving, rescue working, faithful, generous followers & friends!
Our parade theme for this inaugural parade is SUPER HEROES! We’ve met plenty of those over the past 2 years…all covered in fur. It is only fitting that this year’s KING is a special boy who just became a tripod last week. Our precious little pittie mix, McHugh aka: “HUEY”…. All hail KING HUEY! We know many of you have followed his story on our social media. (His story is below.) The design on our parade Tshirts & marketing material is actually from a photo of Huey.
WE HOPE to see you all, along with all of your fur-covered SUPER HEROES! WE WILL HAVE live music provided by CORBAN BARNES, as well as great food trucks, vendors, activities & a fun day of Mardi “PAWS” fun for all! For a few years now, we’ve been told by many folks how much they love pup parades, but hate fighting the traffic, parking etc. of driving to BR… so now you can just drive over to BREC’s Zachary Community Park & Cane’s Dog Park off of Old Scenic Highway in Zachary on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020. We will kick of “BARK IN THE PARK” AT 11 AM. The amazing folks at BREC have generously allowed us to use the entire park for the day & we anticipate a lot of folks & great pups! Our Costume Contest will begin at noon & the pup parade rolls at 2PM! It’ll be a great day of fun & at the same time raise funds to help us SAVE MORE LIVES like Huey. Please spread the word! YOU can find the form to sign up to be a parade participant, a costume contestant, a vendor or sponsor or just buy one of our AMAZING Tshirt designs right here:
HUEY’s STORY: Much like one of our first super heroes & one of our favs, SUPER TROOPER, Huey also had been discarded like garbage alongside a country road. Lying next to him was a dog that had recently been shot to death. Huey had two fractured legs and was almost starved when on Thanksgiving Day one of our volunteers spotted him. She left him all of her Thanksgiving feast leftovers, but was unable to catch him. Each time she got near, Huey would scurry into the nearby wood line. Thankfully he would always return and hang around the area he was dumped. Maybe the deceased dog had been his companion? and/or maybe, like so many other dumped dogs we rescue, Huey was waiting patiently for his cold-hearted owner to return for him. Humans don’t deserve these beautiful, faithful companions. Within a few days, with the help of a small team of rescuers, Huey was captured. It was clear to us all, if left alone, his days were numbered. It was painful to see his body so undernourished as he did his best to hobble around with injured legs. His prominent rib cage and hip bones made him little more than a walking skeleton. After a few attempts to reset his left leg, and a close call when he began crashing on the surgery table, the decision was made to let him gain weight & strength, as well as give his other leg time to heal fully. After that, we would have to amputate his left leg. Through all of these stresses, painful poking & prodding, etc., he has been a gentle soul and continues to be as loving a dog as you’ll ever meet. Like so many rescues, Huey simply seems to be thankful that his fosters, Ashleigh & Ben McHugh, saved him from his horrible circumstances. Happily, Huey’s surgery went great & now at only-one week post-op, he is already walking around and doing amazing! WHO COULD FIND a more appropriate SUPER HERO than our very own KING HUEY??