By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

Usually when people go to church, they leave their pets behind. Not on Saturday.

Folks brought animals of all shapes and sizes to St. Francis Episcopal Church in College Station to be blessed.

Reverends Jon Williams and Anne Cudd spent time with each animal.

They say they do it to celebrate the ministry of St. Francis of Assisi and his love for animals.

"We're used to petting animals like cats and dogs and horses and such but suddenly a Saharan tortoise shows up or a macaw, that's different, or someone's guinea pig. Every animal speaks about God and the goodness of God, and we thank every person that brings one," said Reverend John Williams.

Besides pet blessing, there were train rides for the kids, pet adoptions, low-cost vaccines, and micro-chipping for pets of all kinds.

The annual event is open to the public, and organizers say they've seen some of the pets so many times they know them by name.

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