Pawrade returned to Biloxi Town Green after being canceled due to COVID

Returning for the first time in two years, the pawrade in Biloxi invited everyone and their furry friends to march through the city.

Sunday’s parade in Biloxi, starting at the Town Green, was a celebration of our muzzled loved ones. Dogs big and small, coming in all shapes and sizes, were more than happy to take the afternoon visiting with their canine brethren.

More to the point, the proceeds from dog registrations — which were $10 a pop — went directly to the Humane Society. Dogs who were available for adoption were even paraded through town, in the wake of the Humane Society’s recent influx of abandonments and strays. Biloxi Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Director Tina Ross-Seamans said, “This is all for the Humane Society, for the whole Gulf Coast to come out and support them. We help a lot of our nonprofits who are members with us but this was a good opportunity to partner with them.”

Because of COVID, Biloxi had to skip the pawrade last year, leading to the massive turnout Sunday on the Town Green. Humane Society of South Mississippi Development Director Katie King said, “It’s such a great turnout. And this is our fifth and sixth annual, since we weren’t able to have it last year. We plan on doing it every year, and we love partnering with the Biloxi Bay Chamber.”

Then again, the chamber had ample time to figure out the logistics. “Since we didn’t have a pawrade last year, it’s given us quite a bit more time to really make our plans, set our plans in place.”

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