Have your pets blessed Oct. 4 at St. Raphael Church

Father Al Krupp blesses a dog at last year's St. Raphael pet blessing event.

Are your pets a blessing to you? Then let St. Raphael Church help you bless them in return. The eighth annual Blessing of the Pets will take place on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Thursday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. on the front lawn of St. Raphael Church in Bay Village.

Individual blessings will be given to each animal. Dog treats from Landmark will be distributed and a garden statue of St. Francis will be given away. The event is free and all are welcome!

The following items will be collected for area animal shelters: canned dog and cat food, dry cat food (no dry dog food), pet crates/taxis, kitty litter, bleach, paper towels, anti-bacterial wipes, cash donations for medical supplies and veterinary visits, gift cards for Landmark, PetPeople, Petsmart, Pet Supplies Plus, or Petco.

St. Raphael is located at 525 Dover Center Rd., between Wolf Road and the railroad tracks.

Please note: Dogs should be on leashes; cats and other pets in carriers or cages. The event will be cancelled if it rains.

Anne Straitiff

A citizen of Bay Village and a parishioner of St. Raphael.

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Volume 4, Issue 19, Posted 9:54 AM, 09.18.2012