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Pets join New York’s 31st annual April Fools’ Day Parade

In 2016, for the first time ever, pets will be taking part in New York’s annual April Fools’ Day parade. Pet Gazette can exclusively reveal that dogs, cats and guinea pigs will be joining in the fun with a specialised float.

According to The New York April Fools’ Committee’s popular press release at aprilfoolsdayparade.com: “The 31st Annual April Fools’ Day Parade will begin at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street at 12 noon, Friday, April 1, 2016. Rain or shine, the parade will march down Fifth Avenue to Washington Square Park for the climactic selection of the King of Fools from the costumed look-alikes.

“Marchers create outrageous floats and dress up in colorful costumes mirroring the folly of the previous year’s nuttiest politicians, corporate leaders, celebrities and whoever else has made a total fool of themselves.”

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“The public is encouraged to participate, in or out of costume, with or without floats, and may join the procession at any point along the parade route. Floats can be no wider than 10′ and no longer than 30′. They can be self-propelled, towed, pushed or pulled. Customized bicycles, tricycles, baby carriages and aerial balloons are welcome. Parade floats and marchers must be at 59th Street and Fifth Ave. no later than 11:30 a.m. The Parade Committee assumes no liability for damages caused by satire.”

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