Mills River Presbyterian Church hosts the 11th Annual Blessing of the Pets Saturday, Sept. 7 at 10 am.
The half-hour service on the church grounds is for dogs, cats, rabbits – all pets are welcome – and celebrates the life of the creatures we love. The service includes tributes to pets lost during the past year, adopted animals and rescued pets.
The event is held on the front lawn of the church, and you’re encouraged to bring chairs or blankets. Dogs should be on leashes and cats in crates.
Each pet will receive their own personal blessing from Pastor Boggs. Special messages, prayers and readings will be shared during the service.
A love offering called the “Dog Bowl Donation” will be collected during the service to benefit the New Hope program at Blue Ridge Humane Society. The program helps dogs with special needs transition from the Henderson County Animal Services facility to Blue Ridge Humane Society for adoption.
Mills River Presbyterian Church is located at 10 Presbyterian Church Road in Mills River.