St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 212 N. Main St. Glassboro, will hold the Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi on Saturday, October 6 at 11:00AM. A brief service of blessing will take place on the front landing and ramp of the church. In the interest of safety for all pets please have your pet on a leash, in a pet carrier, cage or aquarium.
Monetary donations, as well as donations of dry pet food, toys, and clean towels will be collected at this service of blessing.
This year all donations will be given to Joa’s Arc. Joa’s Arc is a special needs rescue that takes the injured, impaired and medically needy animals out of shelters. Many of the animals that Joa’s Arc help would normally be euthanized due to their conditions and the lack of funding available for their care. Joa’s Arc believes that every animal is worth it. They have adopted out many animals that you might think no one would want - neurologically impaired cats, blind animals and broken limb animals. Some of their animals take longer to find homes, but eventually they do and the volunteers of Joa’s Arc is willing to wait for that perfect home to come along.
Joa’s Arc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, receives no government or public funding, and relies entirely on donations from the public to carry out its mission to assist special needs animals. We have no paid staff.