Paws to Remember and Blessing of the Animals

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By Stacy Pettit

       The love an owner has for his or her pet is often hard to explain. It is often crippling and beyond difficult to say goodbye to those beloved family members when they pass, but many pet owners cling to the hope that all dogs (and cats) go to heaven.  Many just cross their fingers and dream that up in the clouds are piles of rawhides and cat toys for Fido and Mittens to keep themselves entertained while they wait for their owners.

       For those who tie their love for their pets with their devotion to religion, Sunday, October 2 is an opportunity for you to tie them into one.  TulsaPets Magazine and St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 4250 Houston Street in Broken Arrow, will be holding a memorial service and blessing of animals for anyone who wishes to join in.  The memorial service will begin at 3p.m. and is then followed by the blessing.  Any and all types of animals are invited to attend and be blessed.

       The blessings will not stop with the ceremony either.  Everyone attending is encouraged to bring donations for the Pet Adoption League, the benefactor for this event.  Of course monetary donations are accepted, but PAL will also be taking dog and cat food, leashes, beds, and other items that will help the animals in PAL’s care.

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