Usually celebrated on or around October 4th, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Offers a public expression of the special bond we have with the animals in our lives and reinforces our kinship with all creatures great and small.
Cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, fish - all are welcome. (For the safety of the animals, each must be on a leash or in a secure pen.) Some people may also bring pictures of a beloved animal or a species that's endangered in the wild.
There are animals who still need a place to call home . . .
As we express gratitude for the animals in our lives, let's not forget about the animals who are still waiting for their forever homes. Thinking of welcoming a new animal into your life? Think adoption!