Candlelight Vigil – Blessing of the Animals

For all of our many, many, animal lovers, mark your calendars. On September 29th, from 5 – 7:30pm, at Union Point in New Bern, there will be a Blessing of the Animals along with a Candlelight Vigil for all the animals who are euthanized each year due to pet overpopulation. We will also be remembering abused, neglected and homeless animals in our prayers.

Come join us in remembering the animals. Bring your special pets to receive their blessing and to pray for those not as fortunate.

There will be booths for our local animal groups as well as a reunion of the New Leash on Life dogs.

Of course, all dogs should be leashed and all cats in a protected environment (carrier).  Don’t forget your plastic bags for scooping.  This is not limited to dogs and cats.  Whatever pets you have and love are welcome.  (Birds, horses, Ferrets, etc.)

You might want to bring a lawn chair, blanket and candle. Some candles will be provided. We look forward to seeing you all at The Point. Let’s make this a big event for New Bern and show our love for the animals.

Submitted by: Bonnie Compton, President of Pals for Paws

About New Bern Now
Editor-in-Chief, Wendy Card, founded New Bern Now in April 2009. There were a number of reasons she developed the website. While stationed in Washington DC, she had 30 days to transfer to Naval Hospital Cherry Point and didn’t know much about the area. She was frustrated because there wasn’t a central location on the Internet for information about New Bern. Wendy retired from the Navy in Oct 2007. When our economy dived, she was trying to find her way in life and decided to give back to the community by creating a website that provided a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.

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