Blessing of the Animals - Wellington
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. You can also light a candle in remembrance.
It also marks World Animal Day, celebrated on 4th October 2020. 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 event is free and open to all ages.
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.
Date: Saturday 3 October
Location: Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Address: 2 Hill Street, Thorndon, Wellington.