Pets blessed in honor of patron saint of animals

October 7, 2012 3:30:20 PM PDT
Pet owners brought their furry friends to be blessed at a North Side church Sunday.

It's part of ceremonies around the world that honor the patron saint of animals, St. Francis Assisi.

A pastor at Unity Lutheran Church near the city's Lakewood-Balmoral neighborhood praised the connection between pets and owners.

For those who couldn't attend, a California company is offering blessings by e-mail.