2nd Annual Blessing of Pets - nwherald

Mike Greene - mgreene@shawmedia.com
Pete Kotowski-Castiglione, of Algonquin, embraces his dog Nema during the second annual “Blessing of Animals” at St. Margaret Mary Church Sunday, September 30, 2012 in Algonquin. Over 100 individuals came out with their pets-- which ranged from hermit crabs and mice to dogs and goats-- for the traditional Franciscan blessing as well as a raffle for small prizes.