Dorothy and her friends the Scarecrow, Tinman, Cowardly Lion and yes Toto too turned out to walk in The Haven's 9th Annual Mystic Mutts of Revelry Pet Parade. Over 700 dogs and humans skipped down the imaginary "yellow brick road" all in an effort to help The Haven continue creating a no-kill community.
"Particpants told us the day of the event that they planned months in advance to attend our annual "fun" raiser and are already wanting to know what next year's theme will be." says chairperson Aimee Egbert.
The Haven wishes to thank all of generous sponsors for making this event possible:
McSharry's Irish Pub
Mary Ann's Deli
Baldwin County Sewer Service
Miller's Grand Events
Brenny's Jewelry Co.
been destroyed due to illness, injury, and overcrowding.
"The Haven is always helping animals that have been abused and some come into the shelter emaciated and so fearful of humans. I am amazed at the save rate this commmunity has thanks in part to The Haven not turning their backs to these special animals that deserve a second chance" says Aimee Egbert, chairperson of MMOR 2012. "Working with the community and Haven volunteers is a wonderful experience espically when you get to see the fruits of your labor-an abused, neglected animal finding their "fur-ever" loving home".
The Haven is grateful to thier sponsors of this years fundraiser and some of the sponsors have already expressed an interest in supporting the group next year. To see photographs taken the day of the event, please visit The Haven's Facebook page.
The Mystic Mutts of Revelry Parade, the first walking Mardi Gras Pet Parade in Fairhope, lead by and for the canine population, is ready to sniff the streets of Fairhope for the ninth year on Saturday, February 11, 2012. Every year MMOR donations from our sponsors, registered parade walkers, MMOR merchandise and our Royalty bidders’ donations, all go directly to benefit The Haven, Baldwin County's no-kill, non-profit animal shelter!
The 2012 MMOR Parade will start at The Fairhoper’s Community Park promptly at 2:30 p.m. and proceed on the half-mile route through the downtown Fairhope area.
Listen to the latest Radio Spot for MMOR 2012! Haven_MMOR_2012.mp3
Only registered Krewe Mutts and their Escorts are eligible to be a part of the parade. You can also participate without parading, and support our worthwhile cause benefiting homeless animal rescue and adoption, just by dropping by our Hospitality tent with your donation.
Registration is conducted inside the large tent which opens to all at 11a.m. Registering to be in the parade as a “Krewe Mutt” is open to all well behaved, leashed, currently vaccinated dogs. Day-of-parade registration (Feb. 11) at The Fairhoper Community Park is $25. Registration includes one dog and two human escorts (one escort should be an adult.) Every registered Krewe Mutt can have more household members walk with them for an additional $5 per escort and $5 per mutt, and their escorts under age 12 are not subject to any donation requirement.
For a $75 donation at registration, your Mutt can become “Majestic!”. Space is limited, so it’s “First come, first served.” Check out our Facebook Page, or The Haven website:www.havenforanimals.org, to see parade route. More information regarding registration will posted soon.
Please Note: We will be updating the above information as we get closer to the event as some information is subject to change. Please stay tuned!
Click Registration to download and print our registration form. NOTE: We are not excepting pre-registrations you can bring your completed form to the event the day of the parade on Saturday, Feb. 11th.
Click MMOR Bid Form to download and print this form if you would like to make a bid to have to have furry best friend become King, Queen, Prince and/or Princess.