Tuesday, 2 December 2008
NWSPCA Blessing of the Animals
The NWSPCA Ballina, a volunteer animal welfare group based in the Republic of Ireland, has held its annual Blessing of the Animals. The rescue, rehoming and rehabilitation group works hard in the North West of Mayo and is pleased to see that numbers have increased at their annual blessing year on year.
Father Gabriel Rosbotham presided over the congregation of two- and four-footers, giving a service of thanksgiving for all living creatures. NWSPCA tell us:
"It is wonderful to see so many beautiful pets who are so obviously loved and well cared for. Sadly for a large number of animals in Mayo this is not the case."
If anyone would like to offer the NWSPCA their support or find out more about the work they do, you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck to the passionate volunteers, and an early wish of a Merry Christmas to you all.
[Image Credit: Joseph McGivern]