Third Annual Pet Parade - May 7
by the Pet Parade Organizers
(April 5, 2005) What has over 400 legs, 200 eyes, is mostly furry with some scales and feathers and raises money for underappreciated local charities? For the third year in a row, it’s the Larchmont Pet Parade. New this May is a bumper sticker decal for those wishing to proclaim their "parade pride" all year round.
Pet owners of all ages are invited to gather in Larchmont for the third annual parade, held this year on Saturday, May 7 at 3:00 pm. Dogs, cats, turtles, lizards, fish, bunnies, birds, ferrets, hamsters, and almost all other pets are invited to participate. Stuffed animals are welcome too. Raindate will be Sunday, May 8.
All proceeds will go to local pet organizations: The New Rochelle Humane Society, Pet Rescue, and the Westchester Humane Society.
Registration will take place at Fountain Square in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church starting at 3:00 pm on the day of the parade. To save time, registration and release forms can be obtained by clicking here:
Print out the forms, fill them in and bring them to the registration table on the day of the parade.
Onsite forms will also be available. A registration fee of $10 must accompany the forms and all registered pets will receive a free bandana.
The parade will start on Linden Avenue, travel up Prospect Avenue, turn right on to Elm Avenue, and then left on to Larchmont Avenue, ending at Constitution Park (next to the Firehouse) where each pet will receive an award.
DON’T FORGET EXTRA MONEY to purchase refreshments and treats for both humans and pets. Also on sale will be individual pet photos, paw print decals and orange wrist bands that say "Rescue Me." Paraders will find tables set up at the end of the parade where they can purchase treats and have the photos taken. Students from the local elementary, middle and high schools are helping to organize this event and are also baking hundreds of pet treats.
All pet owners and pet lovers are encouraged to come out and participate or just watch the excitement. Last year over 100 pets marched to the sounds of the local school band. See photos from: Pet Parade 2004 and Pet Parade 2003.
So clean’em up and fluff’em up, then meet at Fountain Square on Saturday, May 7 at 3 pm. And, if you happen to drive by during the event be sure to roll down your window and shout “It looks like a parade!”