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Blessing of the Animals Dec. 13 in Shockoe Slip

12/6/2019, 6 a.m.
The annual pre-Christmas ceremony to bless pets and working animals will take place at noon Friday, Dec. 13, at its ...

The annual pre-Christmas ceremony to bless pets and working animals will take place at noon Friday, Dec. 13, at its traditional site — Morgan Fountain in the Shockoe Slip Plaza at 13th and Cary streets.

The Rev. Karen Thompson, a border collie breeder, will deliver the blessing, rain or shine.

The officers and horses of the Richmond Police Mounted Unit will be on hand for the ceremony.

Along with their animals, participants are asked to bring carrots and apples for the horses and donations of cat and dog food for Richmond Animal Care & Control.

Details: drkarent1946@icloud.com or (804) 543-9088.

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