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Blessing of the Animals

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Blessing of the Animals

October 1, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our annual Blessing of the Animals service will be held at 4 p.m. on October 1 in the Church.  Please bring your furry friends to enjoy this special service.

The Creation Care Committee is sponsoring a pet food and supply drive to recognize St Francis of Assisi Day and to assist the Orange County Animal Services in its efforts to care for dogs and cats in their no-kill shelter. As you may have heard, shelters are at capacity region-wide, and their resources are stretched thin. They indicate that they can use donations of cat and dog food, supplies, or monetary gifts and we, as a parish, can make a difference to these animals while they await adoption.

The Orange County Animal Shelter has an ongoing need for pet food and supplies to get the animals in their care healthy and ready for adoption and maintain them until the dogs and cats find their forever homes.  Parishioners will be able to drop their donations off in a collection vehicle conveniently parked in the church circle for the day on October 1, including before and after the Blessing of the Animals service at 4 p.m.

Animal Supplies

Cat Care Items

Food

  • Premium dry food (Royal Canin, Hills, and Purina Pro Plan are some good premium brands).
  • Premium canned adult or kitten food. (Purina Pro Plan, Hills, and Royal Canin are some good brands for canned food)

Other Cat Supplies

General Care Items

  • Bleach
  • Laundry Detergent

Dog care Items:

Food

  • Premium dry food (Royal Canin, Hills, and Purina Pro Plan are some good premium brands).
  • Premium canned adult or puppy food. (Purina Pro Plan, Hills, and Royal Canin are some good brands for canned food).

Other Dog Supplies

 

Please use this link to learn more about the shelter and its operations, and this link to learn about the specific food and supply needs before purchasing food or supplies, and to donate or volunteer.

Details

Date:
October 1, 2023
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

The Chapel of the Cross
304 E Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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