Church leaders often tout their open door policies, where all are welcome.
New Light Lutheran Church is putting its welcome mat out Saturday for all creatures, great and small.
The Rev. Kristi Kunkel will hold a Blessing of the Animals service at 5 p.m. Saturday at the church, 2120 Dundalk Ave.
"Bring all dogs, cats, lizards, horses, pigs and animals of all shapes and sizes—leashed or crated—to this celebration and blessing service," Kunkel wrote in a calendar of events posting on Dundalk Patch.
Owners who don't feel comfortable bringing their animals to the service are invited to bring a photo or a collar to be blessed.
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