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Pet Blessing Service at Ely

ANIMALS ARE to become the focus for a special service at one of the country’s finest cathedrals on Saturday April 20th at 3pm in aid of Wood Green Animal Shelters.

The service, a ‘Blessing of animals and those who care for them’, will be the 15th annual pet service, which gives animal lovers a chance to have their animals blessed by the Reverend Canon Inge and to show their support for their local animal charity.

Wood Green Animal Shelter’s own animals will also be attending the event with the Shelter’s mascot Noddy, the Shetland pony, leading in a procession of animals. The procession of working animals will parade around the cathedral at the beginning of the service and will include animals from other organisations as well as those from Wood Green.

Simon Blows, Event Co-ordinator at WGAS, said, ‘The Annual Pet Service is the jewel in our event calendar and a very important day for the Cathedral. What could be better than being in the magnificent surroundings of Ely Cathedral, surrounded by a hundred dogs and other various animals, joined by 1000 supporters of Wood Green Animal Shelter? The answer is easy... nothing.’

The event is open to all members of the public, with or without their animals. Every year there are a variety of animals, all shapes and sizes including an owl, numerous guinea pigs and rabbits and even the Shelter’s two ferrets.