COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. -- The First Presbyterian Church in Cottage Grove held a Blessing of the Animals in their courtyard on Saturday.
Reverend Shereda Banfield and Netti Garner hosted the event and issued blessings to the pets of nearly thirty families.
Some pet owners have had their dogs or cats pass away before the event. The reverend extended blessings for those that could not bring their pets, and brought photographs of the beloved animals instead.
This year marked the first Blessing of the Animals at First Presbyterian. Those in attendance said it was a fun and inspirational time for both pets and people.