SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The annual Blessing of the Animals was held Sunday at Saint George's Episcopal Church in Savannah.
Those of any denomination or faith were welcome to attend the service. After a short liturgy, each pet and their owners were welcomed to receive their individual blessing.
"We look at this as an outreach into the community, we open our doors to the community, we invite the community to bring their pets in," said Father James Parker.
"A lot of the folks here are not members of Saint George's, but they bring their pets year after year. And it helps us to reach out and not just stay behind closed doors, which tends to be what we do in church a lot."
An animal blessing was also held at the All Saints Episcopal Church on Tybee Island this afternoon.