Celebrating our Animals

Written by: Rachel Baughn

Photo caption:
Kathy Wright and Judy Mamo stand ready to dole out treats to lucky dogs!

Celebrating our Animals

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Hayesville invites you and your pet friends to participate in two upcoming events. On Saturday, September 22nd, the Seventh Annual Pet Celebration takes place on the Hayesville Town Square from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with fun, food, and information about your pets. Good Shepherd Episcopal Church will once again have a booth offering a welcome of doggie treats and water for thirsty pups.

Veterinarian and Good Shepherd member Dr. Dwain E. Zagrocki, or “Dr. Z,” will also be at the booth to assist pet owners to look in their dog’s ears, listen to their heartbeat, or even see your pet’s “insides” on his portable ultrasound unit. The booth is coordinated by parishioner Carole Webber, whose therapy dogs regularly bring joy to local nursing homes and shut-ins.

On Saturday, October 6th at 10:00 a.m., Good Shepherd invites everyone and their pets to the church itself, located at 495 Herbert Hills Drive east of Hayesville. Fr. George Choyce will minister to pet companions and their humans with the annual Feast of St. Francis “Blessing of the Animals.” This event is open to all people and all kinds of animals.

For more information about Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, visit the web site at www.goodshepherdhayesville.org.