New Orleans, La. (KLFY – Volunteers from the Humane Society of Louisiana have been working for the past week and a half, processing adoption applications, checking references and getting the word out, all to help find the perfect homes for the 20 horses that appeared in this year’s Carnival parades.
So far, the efforts are paying off, with the group able to place 16 of the horses in wonderful homes, leaving just four more to adopt, the HSL said today.
“We are hoping that we will get a few more applications this weekend, so we can successfully close the books on this year’s Carnival season, at least as it pertains to the parade horses and their adoptions,” said director Jeff Dorson.
The 2018 Carnival season was not without its controversies, which included a video shared widely on social media that showed a rider in the Krewe of Oshun parade violently kicking and punching his horse.
The rider was later identified, cited and had his horse seized by the authorities. However, in spite of that incident, people enjoyed the 2018 Carnival season and many are stepping up to ensure that the former parade horses are placed in wonderful, permanent homes.
Some of the horses still seeking adoption are Corona, Royale, Pinot and Flaka, photos of which can be seen on the the Humane Society’s Facebook page.