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Joplin pet owners gather in celebration of Feast Day

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The holiday was founded by Saint Francis of Assisi who is remembered for his kindness to animals. 


The owners gathered at the Joplin Human Society. Father Frank Sierra gave a special blessing to each animal. One owner says the blessing saved her Yorkie's life.  


"We have brought Rocky here another, one other year, and um he did become very ill and I feel because of the blessing that um that probably pulled him through. So we are still gonna have him to enjoy another year or so," said Anna Ruth. 


The Joplin Human Society plans to make the pets blessing an annual events. 

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