In honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) and Reverend Liam Muller of Trinity Episcopal Church will host the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 6 at 2 pm. It will be held at the Rutland County Humane Society at 765 Stevens Road in Pittsford, VT. All pets, or a picture of your pets, are welcome for a special blessing by Reverend Muller. All dogs must be on leashes and cats and other pets in safe carriers. The ceremony will be held outside and all pets are encouraged to attend! For more information visit http://rchsvt.org/event/blessing-of-the-animals-2/ or please contact RCHS at 483.9171 ext 208 or e-mail Amelia@rchsvt.org.