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SEK Humane Society holds blessing for pets


Members of the Southeast Kansas Humane Society want pets to be treated the same way as family.


In honor of their importance, they held a pet blessing for all the animals today.The service included a special prayer and hymn for the animals in the shelter, as well as the publics.

The service came to live to honor St. Francis of Assisi, who famously preached to birds, wolves and deer, along with other animals.

Father Bob McElwee performed the blessing.  He also blessed the shelter, all of the shelter animals, pray for the deceased animals in the cemetery, and give special prayers for guidance for staff who face difficult situations every day. 

Organizers say it's important to treat pets like they are one of the family.


"People think of their animals as an extended member of their family. So it's important as far as an extended member of your family, you're going to bless your family, so why not have your pets blessed as well." says organizer, Erica Wilson.

If you'd like to take home a new furry friend for the family...For October, the humane society is offering a discount on dog adoptions--the fee is only $35.


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