Jeremy Filar, 13, as St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, blesses Mittens, a cat belonging to Jesse Angel, 9, at St. Jerome School in Walbridge.
Jeremy blesses Peety, a cockatiel in the cage held by Tommy Poulson, 6.
April Gardac, 7, strokes Daisy, a cat traveling in owner Sheri Materni's bag.
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