The Walking Dead’s Sabrina Gennarino and Kerry Cahill are featured guests at the Mardi Paws Parade in Mandeville, Louisiana.
Sabrina Gennarino [Tamiel] will be joining the 2018 Mardi Paws Parade in Mandeville, Louisiana on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. CST. Gennarino who owns two dogs at home, is a lifetime supporter and advocate for animal rights. Joining Gennarino will be The Walking Dead actress Kerry Cahill [Dianne], who shares the very same passion for animal rights.
It looks like the Kingdom and the Scavengers will finally be teaming up just this once for Sunday’s Mardi Paws event. This time around, they’ve been crowned ‘Celebrity Monarchs’ in keeping up with a ‘Fables, Fairy Tales, and Nursery Rhymes’ theme.
The Mardi Paws Parade was created by power couple Ian Somerhalder [Louisiana native] and Nikki Reed, animal champions who hope to “empower, educate and collaborate with people and organizations that have a positive impact on the planet and all its creatures.” The parade is designed for canines and their families to enjoy a day of pure fun in Mandeville.
In order for your family dog to participate, they must be in costume, have current vaccinations, lack violent tendencies/requires a muzzle, and well, not be in “heat”/in-season. Same day registration begins at 12:30 p.m. CST through 2 p.m. The parade will then roll on through at 2:00 p.m. from Lakeshore Drive until just past Girod Street.
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There will be a Costume Contest with 10-12 judges from Master of Ceremonies Alan and Becky Avdoyan, Karla Partridge, and Eileen Lamberston.
Your dog must be wearing the Fables, Fairy Tales, and Nursery Rhymes’ theme in order to enter.
Winner will get a certain prized possession you have to click on the link to see for yourself. Local artist Fernanda Cristiani created the special trophies for this year’s contest.
The Mardi Paws Parade benefits the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, here’s their mission statement:
"The purpose of the Foundation is to advance science; promote the conservation of natural resources, such as forests, lands, and wildlife, for the benefit of the entire community; provide relief to the poor, distressed, and underprivileged; and support other organizations conducting activities under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code."
On Saturday, Jan. 20, Ian Somerhalder will hold the Mutts to Models runway show featuring celebrities and their amazing dog pals at the 2018 Mardi Gras Ball.