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Heavenly blessings on the nabe’s favorite pets • Brooklyn Paper

Heavenly blessings on the nabe’s favorite pets

The rites are underway.Photos by Steve Solomonson

Yelps and howls filled the air as the blessing of the animals got underway at Good Shepherd Church in Sheepshead Bay.

The annual benediction in honor of St. Francis of Assisi – the patron saint of animals – drew area pet owners to the church courtyard at 1950 Batchelder Street, where Rev. Patrick McGee administered the rites.

The furry and feathered congregation included an assortment of pooches, felines, hamsters and birds.

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