PHOTOS: Mardi Gras goes to the dogs with 2016 Krewe of Mutts

PHOTOS: Mardi Gras goes to the dogs with 2016 Krewe of Mutts

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A parade for man's best friend happened in Downtown Baton Rouge Sunday afternoon.

The Krewe of Mutts marched through Downtown Baton Rouge at 2:00 p.m.

The theme for this year's event was "Paw Wars" in honor of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Pet owners dressed their dogs like characters from the iconic movie franchise, from Princess Leia and Darth Vader, to newer additions to the series, like the lovable droid BB-8.

This particular Krewe is organized by the Capitol Area Welfare Society. It is a fundraiser for their community outreach spay and neuter program.

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