Krewe Events


Royaly Raffle - 2/1

Pet Parade - 2/8

About Us

Barbara Ruane, our founder, helping adopt the pets

     In August of 1999, we officially formed our non-profit animal organization to benefit abused, neglected and homeless animals. As you might already know, we sponsor the Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Pet Parade during the Mardi Gras season each year and are now able to promote many more charitable functions throughout the year.

     Our small eclectic group is growing by leaps and bounds. Our membership drive is in progress and we want to extend a warm thank you to all of our new members. We are so very thankful for all of our wonderful sponsors and volunteers. Without you we would not be able to accomplish all of our plans for the future. If you have an idea for fund-raising, please pass it along. And please tell all of your friends about us. Together we can make a difference....

     The annual Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Pet Parade is held at RiverView Park during Mardi Gras season. Please plan to attend and join in the FUN. Bring your pets, children, and all of your family and friends. The Pet Parade planning committee meets the first Tuesday of each month in Petco's Community Room on Youree Drive in Shreveport at 6:00 PM. If you would like to volunteer, please plan to attend or call us at 752-CATS or email us.

     We want to applaud our corporate sponsor. If you see Dr. Diane Sino of Sino Chiropractic Health Center, please offer her your thanks.

     We always appreciate your donations to the Krewe of Barkus and Meoux and to help our volunteers work more efficiently, we are in need of various office supplies, including: copy paper of any color, a copier, rolls of stamps, and other general office supplies.

     We also need donations for the animals at our two local shelters, including dog toys, cat toys, canned puppy/dog and kitten/cat food, and collars. If you wish to donate any of these items, please contact Barkus & Meoux at 752-CATS.

Captain's Challenge
     2009 Captain, Dr. Pamala Coker, issued a challenge to our community to participate in Trap-Neuter-Return of feral cats as advocated by Alley Cat Allies. We still believe in this cause and ask you to join us in our mission.

Meet Speedy
     The Animal Krewe is happy to introduce Speedy, one of the residents at Yogie and Friends. We are feeding this little guy for the year.

Speedy Gonzales at Yogie and Friends