Bring your pets for the annual blessing of the Animals, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive. The friars will be available to bless your furry and feathered friends inside the great area at The Casa in Rose Court. Dogs must be leashed, other pets should be confined to carriers until it is their turn to be blessed.

Because of ongoing construction of the center’s new church, there will be no pet rescue groups or vendors this year. For more information, call 480-948-7460 or visit



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