Two Hays churches will provide a blessing of the animals Sunday to observe the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, which is Monday.
Trinity Lutheran Church's event will include a pet blessing, a photo of the pet and owner together, and a treat for the pet. The event will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Wilson Park, 28th and Fort. Trinity Lutheran is located at 2703 Fort.
St. Michael Episcopal Church invites people to bring their pets to a 3 p.m. service.
Rev. Linda English, rector of St. Michael, will lead the short ceremony in front of the church, 2900 Canal Blvd. Pets should be on a leash or in their carrier. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (785) 628-8442.