As promised, here’s the list of local pet blessings in and around Little Rock…
St. James United Methodist Church, 321 Pleasant Valley Dr., will have a blessing of the animals on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Entrance 3 playground.
Lakewood United Methodist Church, 1922 Topf Road, North Little Rock, will hold its annual Blessing of the Animals at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5. (501) 753-6186 cq.
m Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Drive, will have its Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi at 2 p.m. Oct. 5. Pets are asked to arrive in cages or on a leash. (501) 664-3600.
Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church, 1601 S. Louisiana St., will hold its Blessing of the Animals at 2 p.m. Oct. 5. Bring photos if the pet cannot be there “in person.” There will be contests with prizes. Donations will be accepted for the church’s Pet Food Ministry. (501) 375-1600.
St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 20900 Chenal Parkway, will hold a Blessing of the Animals ceremony at 2 p.m. Oct. 5, with a pet and person look-alike parade at 1:30 p.m. Pets are asked to arrive in cages or on a leash. A blessing certificate and St. Francis Medal will be given to each creature who wants one. (501) 821-1311.