The LA/SPCA is excited to launch a new public art celebration. Modeled after many successful New Orleans public art projects in recent years including: A Streetcar Named Inspire and Festival of Fins, this project will feature the Mardi Gras Bead Dog® (design and mold donated byHaydel’s Bakery).This iconic symbol of New Orleans' favorite holiday expresses the LA/SPCA's mission to advocate for the animals in this region. Paws on Parade will be rolling through the streets of New Orleans in 2012 from Mardi Gras through the summer.
What is a Mardi Gras Bead Dog®?
A tradition among generations of New Orleanians, children create Bead Dogs from discarded Mardi Gras throws. A few twists and turns transform a necklace of beads into a fun trinket to enjoy. Haydel’s Bakery adopted the Mardi Gras Bead Dog® as their mascot and has graciously donated the sculpture’s mold to promote the LA/SPCA’s