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Blessing of the Pets
October 3 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Lions, tigers, and bears are not welcome,
BUT household animals and their families are invited to the Annual Blessing of the Pets on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. In the Pavilion behind the Joplin Humane Society, 140 E. Emperor Ln, Joplin.
Father Frank will be officiating the services again this year and providing individual blessings to each animal. Dog and cat treats will be provided by the good folks at the Saint Philip’s Episcopal Church.
The event is free and all are welcome!
The event is held to commemorate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. We welcome all our friends in the surrounding neighborhoods and towns to join with us on this day, to give thanks for all God’s creatures – especially our faithful animal companions – and ask for his continued blessings on our families, our community,
and on all living things entrusted to our care.
Please note: Dogs should be on leashes; cats and other pets in carriers or cages. The event is rain or shine.