St. Francis Animal Hospital and St. Philip Neri Animal Ministry are excited to announce the fourth annual Family Pet Fair & Blessing of the Pets to be held Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10am to 2pm at Fletcher Park, 1652 Atlantic Blvd. in San Marco. Come join this fun-filled event for the whole family under the beautiful trees of Fletcher Park. The event will include vendors with items for pets and people, food vendors, pet costume contest, $15 pet microchipping, a “Laundromutt” charity dog wash, Ask the Vet, Ask the Trainer, free doggie nail trims, face painting, dogs available for adoption, a silent auction, and more. The event also includes a pet costume contest at 12:30pm and the blessing of the pets at 1:30pm.
Booth space is available for businesses and organizations who wish to participate in the event. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-674-7223.
The event is only 4 hours so we hope volunteers could stay for the entire event. If not, please let us know and we can schedule you for a shorter shift.
THE FEAST DAY OF ST. FRANCIS & BLESSING OF PETS
In the United States, October 4 is traditionally celebrated as the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Because St. Francis of Assisi is known as the patron saint of animals and the environment, October 4 is a very popular day for pets to be blessed. All types of pets are welcome to participate in the blessing and for those pet parents who can’t bring your pet, a photo of your pet is encouraged. All dogs should be on a leash and all cats should be in carriers.
Proceeds raised from the event will go to local nonprofits St. Francis Animal Hospital and St. Philip Neri Animal Ministry to help family pets in need of medical care.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 EVENT SPONSORS & VENDORS!
The Promise 100.7 FM and 94.1 FM
Bad to the Bone Pet Care
Bark Avenue Pet Resort
Bark N Bake
Berry Good Farm On The Go
Camp Bow Wow
Dots Ice Cream Truck
Earth Pets Natural Market
Green Dog Spa
Happy Hounds Pet Resorts
Jacksonville Beekeepers Association
Jumpin Jax Fly Ball Club
Luckee Dog K9 Kool Treats
Sit, Play, Stay
The Green Law Firm of Jacksonville
The Pet ELF dog training
Proceeds from the event benefitted nonprofits St. Francis Animal Hospital and St. Philip Neri Animal Ministry to help family pets in need of medical care.
For more info: www.SaintFrancisAnimalHospital.org or www.NeriChurch.org