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It's not just Carnival time - it's Canine Carnival time at Loyola

Loyola press release - February 13, 2012

“Paws on Parade,” the newest public art project featuring sculptures of different theme-oriented dogs, unveiled its latest installment, "Canine Carnival," at Loyola University New Orleans’ Broadway Campus. The sculpture is located on the corner of Broadway and St. Charles Avenue.

The sculpture, installed Thursday, Feb. 9, benefits the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and is intended to raise awareness of animal welfare in our region, support local artists and art communities and beautify our area.

"Canine Carnival," the fourth in its litter, was designed and produced by glass artist Paulette M. Lizano of Lizano’s Glass Haus. The original form was donated by Haydel’s Bakery, and other versions of the sculpture can be seen across Orleans and Jefferson parishes.

The Mardi Gras-themed dalmatian is seen enjoying the revelry of the carnival season, decked out with his doggie mask and red bead-encrusted collar.

Sponsored by the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, the sculpture will be on display through September and then will go up for auction in November at the LASPCA Howling Success Gala.

For more information, call the Office of Public Affairs at 504-861-5448 or publaff@loyno.edu. For more about Paws on Parade, visit www.la-spca.org. Sponsorships are still available and other sculptures can be seen on the website.