On Wednesday, October 3 and Thursday, October 4, 2018, Austin Police Department chaplains conducted a “Blessing of the Animals” in honor of the patron saint of animals, Saint Francis of Assisi.
On October 4, 2018, people all over the world celebrated the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi. In remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi's love for all creatures, animals were led to churches for a special ceremony called the “Blessing of the Animals.”
Austin Police Department chaplains conducted the “Blessing of the Animals” for our service animals, both K-9 and horses.
APD Chaplains were available at all blessings to answer questions and explain the significance of the blessing of our service animals.
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