Group of Pets Receives Big Anointing

Published 10/07 2013 12:11AM

Updated 10/07 2013 12:21AM

ABILENE, TX-Owners brought their pets of all shapes and sizes to receive a blessing from a local priest.

The Church of Heavenly Rest celebrated St. Francis of Assisi who loved all animals through a pet blessing. According to organizers, the event has seen an increase in attendance each year. They say they've seen a good turn-out.

As part of the event, everyone prayed the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi together.

The priest individually blessed each dogs, cats, and even lizards. People also took St. Francis medals to always keep their pet safe.

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