Getting a blessing

10/08/2012 12:28 AM

10/08/2012 12:44 AM

To show appreciation for their companionship, pet owners brought their fuzzy friends Saturday to Valley Lutheran Church in Merced for the Blessing of the Animals.

Those who attended the event could write their pets' names on a bulletin board.

The event typically takes place around Oct. 4, when St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, is honored.

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