COCOA (Feb. 2, 2024) — Brevard Humane Society will be hosting its 18th annual Mardi Gras “Paws in the Park” fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Riverside Park, 401 Riveredge Blvd., in The Historic Cocoa Village. Attendees can dress up their pets in their Mardi Gras finest for the event’s costume parade, with a king and queen to be crowned. There will be a canine lure course, vendors, and a silent auction. This family event will also include live music and food trucks. Admission is free. For more information visit–gras.Founded in 1952 and serving homeless animals in the community, the Brevard Humane Society is the oldest animal–welfare organization in the county. The Brevard Humane Society is dedicated to “speaking for those who can’t speak for themselves,” and is a “no kill for space” shelter that works to educate the community on responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of animals. The organization advocates for spaying or neutering of animals to reduce the homeless pet population and provides a sanctuary for animals with the best quality care until they are placed in forever homes. For more information about the fundraiser,–gras.