SPCA New Zealand

Blessing of the Animals - Christchurch

22 September
Transitional (Cardboard) Cathedral

Waikato woman prosecuted after her dog was found emaciated

Show your love and appreciation for your pet and all animals, great and small, by joining us at SPCA’s annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony.

Unite with families, canines, and other creatures great and small, for the special opportunity to have your pets blessed.

At this joyous event, you can celebrate and give thanks for our companion animals and recognise the life of St. Francis of Assisi, their patron Saint. It also marks World Animal Day, celebrated on 4th October 2019.

All pets are welcome – whether it is dogs, horses and donkeys on leads, cats in carriers, or birds and other small critters in cages.

This fun-filled, free event for the whole family, gives you the opportunity to celebrate all the furry friends in your life...and an opportunity to meet them with some of our SPCA Christchurch Centre animals coming along for a kids workshop!

Please note: There will be a lot of animals, people and noise at this blessing. If your animal is not comfortable in this type of situation you may decide it is best to leave them at home. Instead, please bring a photo of your pet to have blessed.

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday 22 September
  • Time: 10am
  • Location: Transitional (Cardboard) Cathedral, Christchurch
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