Get weekly updates via email!
tip of the day WED 23 JUL 14
Learn and keep active at the same time! Listen to audiotapes and podcasts while commuting or exercising.
  • Good House Keeping
    The July issue is our Makeover Special! Be inspired by the weight-loss successes of The Biggest Loser’s Kayen Lazaro and Osie Nebreja, who entered the reality TV show simply wanting to lose weight but ended up gaining whole new (healthier!) lives.
    Good Housekeeping
  • Women's Health
    Jumpstart your best body today with this month’s best foods special. Women’s Health shares over 100 of the best packaged foods for women, sourced from leading supermarkets, specialty stores, and delivery services.
    Women's Health
 
November 06, 2012

A Blessed Affair: Pets and Their Owners Gather for the PAWS Annual Pet Blessing

Thousands of pets and pet owners gathered for this heartwarming event!

On October 7, hundreds of voices at the Eastwood Open Park rang clear as a crowd of more than 2,500 pet owners solemnly recited their promise of commitment to their pets during the Philippine Animal Welfare Society's annual Pet Blessing. The recital of the vows was the highlight of the special mass held to celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

"I will cherish you and care for you the way God intended for Man to care for all His Creation,” the crowd told their pets. “You are truly God’s gift to me and my family.”

After the mass, the pets were given a chance to be blessed individually, much to the delight of the proud owners, who made sure to take several pictures of their pet’s special moment. The pets weren’t just limited to cats and dogs: there were also turtles, birds, and even a rabbit present in the temporary menagerie that day at Eastwood.

Aside from the mass and the blessing, the guests were also entertained with several performances and games. Some celebrities were also there to share their talents with the pooches and people present.

"We are very happy with the turnout which was almost double than last year's. More than anything else, I think people are here to advocate kindness to animals as all religions encourages people to be kind and compassionate," said Anna Cabrera, PAWS Executive Director and the Philippine Ambassador of World Animal Day. "It was good of Fr. Joey [Paras] to mention that we should extend our circle of compassion to the animals because they are also God's creatures and we have a responsibility to care for them."

See what happened during the annual Pet Blessing by browsing through the gallery below!


(All photos courtesy of PAWS)

Page 1 of 1

Join us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
COMMENTS
Name :
Email :
Website :
Comment :
Security Image
 
 
NOTE: FemaleNetwork.com is a CLEAN ZONE. Editors reserve the right to delete obscene comments.
Filter comments by:
  • Be the first one to comment...
Filter comments by:
 
 
ADVERTISEMENT
follow us
LATEST Articles
MOST READ Articles
Dog Guru Cesar Millan Shares His Thoughts on Pet Discipline
The Dog Whisperer gamely shares his tips with the media at his recent press con.  Apr 29, 2014 
Save the Puppies by Watching this Cute Video!
Don't forget to share with your friends and family.  Apr 22, 2014 
Can Your Dog Detect Cancer?
Who knew that their keen sense of smell can actually save lives?  Apr 04, 2014 
This Dog Takes Advantage of His Owner's Absence By Attacking the Bed
When the master's away, the dog will play.  Mar 26, 2014 
A Furry Parody of that Infamous First Kiss Video
Jimmy Fallon asked 20 puppies and kittens to kiss for the first time.  Mar 17, 2014 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT