Dogs, cats & costumes! Mardi Paws Parade and Pet Fest lets the good times roll at Mercato

The parade featured floats with volunteers tossing beads and pets dressed in costumes.  The Fourth Annual Mardi Paws Parade and Pet Fest was held at the Mercato in Naples on Saturday featuring a pet parade down Main Street. Photo: Gary Jung

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The parade featured floats with volunteers tossing beads and pets dressed in costumes. The Fourth Annual Mardi Paws Parade and Pet Fest was held at the Mercato in Naples on Saturday featuring a pet parade down Main Street. Photo: Gary Jung

— Four-legged and fabulous was the theme for the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic’s Mardi Paws Parade and Pet Fest held Saturday at the Mercato.

The 4th annual celebration included a Mardi Gras-themed pet parade, live performance of Louisiana Zydeco and Mardi Gras music, pet costume contests, pet and owner caricature artist, face painting, pet vendors and service providers, adoptable homeless pets, local celebrities, raffles/prizes and much more.

For more information on next year's event, visit www.collierspayneuter.org, or call 239-514-7647.

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