Blessing of the Animals event on Friday

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The annual Blessing of the Animals is a tradition that brings dozens of pet lovers together.

After talking with one pet owner, it's evident why this Richmond tradition is so popular.

"The first time I ever heard of it, I thought 'blessing of the animals?' but when you're out here among them all and just being here and seeing what the event is all about, it brings a warm feeling to your heart, especially this time of the year," said pet owner Michelle Braddy.

The Richmond tradition is sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Mounted Squad (FRMS) as a chance to recognize working and companion animals.

Today's event is in Richmond at noon, at the Shockoe Slip fountain in front of the Martin Agency.

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