Pet Fest May 19

Posted on Apr 24, 2019 |

Pet Fest May 19

The 4th Annual Pet Fest and Blessing of the Animals will take place in the Two Rivers Church parking lot on Sunday, May 19 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

The Rock Island Animal Hospital and Two Rivers Church are once again partnering to celebrate animals and the people who love them.

Vendors, shelters, veterinarians, and animal lovers are all invited to this special event. At 3:30 there will be a service of Blessing of the Animals. Pastor Robb McCoy will lead the furry congregation in readings, prayer, a short reflection, and then will invite all to come forward for a special prayer together. He is a dog-lover himself, and feels it is a special honor to pray for each of these beloved creatures. In the past, people have brought not only their dogs, but a chicken, cats, and caged friends, too.

“Once someone brought a picture of their animal for us to pray over together,” Pastor Robb said. “Praying with animals and their human friends is a special

All animals in attendance must be leashed or caged (please no retractable leads). They must also be properly vaccinated, and well-socialized to other animals.