Rev. Dr. David A. Williams, rector of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Ansonborough, will conduct the non-denominational blessings for owned animals and Pet Helpers shelter animals. Dogs must be on leashes and all cats and exotic animals must be in carriers. Each animal will receive an individual blessing, a St. Francis collar medal and/or celebration certificate. Special blessings will be provided for animals that are unable to participant in the event or have departed.