Oct. 4, 2012 By Christian Murray
The Blessing of the Animals will take place at All Saints Episcopal Church in Sunnyside on Saturday.
Last year, about 25 families went to the church, located at 43-12 46th Street, accompanied by their pets.
“In the past there have been dogs, cats and even turtles,” said Luke Adams, a long-time neighborhood resident.
Pet owners typically speak at the event and state how much they love their pet. Rev. Joseph Jerome then blesses each animal.
The event is held around the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, who was known for his love of all creatures.
The ceremony, open to all, will begin at 3:00 p.m. on the lawn.