Pet owners bring dogs, cats together for Animal Blessing Day

Owners held their furry friends close
Posted at 6:46 PM, Oct 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-22 21:30:44-04

Dogs and cats from all walks of life huddled alongside their owners at the Berman Memorial Pet Gardens for the “Blessing of the Animals” ceremony hosted by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.

Rabbi Loring Frank and Father Bernie Sheffield led the service Saturday morning to honor the animals who have brought love and joy into their owners’ lives, as well as pray for those animals in need of a loving home.

As Rabbi Frank said, “Every animal deserves a loving caretaker, and every caretaker deserves a loving pet.”

Owners held their furry friends close as Rabbi Frank and Father Bernie offered words of kindness and compassion for every animal present.

Afterwards, Rabbi Frank and Father Bernie invited owners and their pets to join them at the garden’s arbor for an individual blessing and a complimentary photo op and special certificate.

In the spirit of giving to those in need, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League also spread the word about “Peggy’s Pantry,” a pet food bank established to help struggling families in Palm Beach County feed their pets.

Currently, those who donate have a chance to win a gift basket if they fill up a “Peggy’s Pantry” bag with pet food items and bring it to the West Palm Beach Green Market on November 5th in exchange for a raffle ticket. 
(For every five pounds of dry dog/cat food or five cans of wet dog/cat food, contributors receive one raffle ticket.)

This heartfelt support for the animals of Palm Beach County is a reminder that anyone can make a positive impact in an animal’s life.

For more information on how to get involved with Peggy Adams Animal Rescue, you can visit their website here