GRAVENHURST — The popular annual Blessing of the Animals is happening at St. James Anglican Church, 191 Hotchkiss Street, Gravenhurst on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m.
This short, informal service is an opportunity to bless our animal friends who bless us with their unconditional love all year.
It is a community event and all animals and their owners are welcome.
Your pet need not be a church-goer to attend, jokes Mary Leger, in a release.
If your pet is not comfortable in the presence of others, bring a photo.
No pets? No problem?
“Please join us anyway,” says Leger. “We guarantee a smile or two.”
The event is free; but if you wish to make a donation to the local animal shelter or bring pet food for the local food bank, they will gladly accept it on their behalf, and drop it off.