Annual blessing of animals event to raise funds for animal charities

Funds go to animal charities for food, blankets

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The St. Francis Parish School held it's annual blessing of the animals in honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, Patron saint of animals on Friday.

The blessing coincided with the school's Coins for Canines drive to collect funds, pet food and blankets to be given to local animal charities. 

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