Hundreds turn out for pet blessings

October 6, 2013 8:58:33 PM PDT
Hundreds of pets received blessings during Sunday Mass to celebrate St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

More than 250 pet owners turned out for the special mass in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas.

Dogs and cats weren't the only ones at the mass, with one woman bringing her pet tortoise to be sprinkled with holy water.