Barkus is a canine-centric krewe. Founded in 1993, the krewe parades with dogs and their human companions through the French Quarter during Mardi Gras.
The fund, however, isn’t meant only for dogs.
The crowd-sourced Barkus COVID Care Fund was established by the krewe to help pay for urgent, non-emergency care for any pets.
Other serious veterinary care needed beyond routine procedures, including surgery and medications, will also be considered.
Additionally, pets with serious chronic health problems will be reviewed.
Since launching on April 13, the fund has generated more than $400.
Funding applications and instructions are found on barkus.org. The amount provided is determined on a case-by-case basis and goes directly to the veterinarian, not the individual.