The event is in recognition of the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals and Nature.  Everyone is welcome to bring their leashed and vaccinated pets at 5:30 p.m. to Concho Valley Paws in Sunset Mall, 4001 Sunset Drive,  in San Angelo. 

Bishop Michael Pfeifer and Pastor Karen Schmeltekopf will offer a prayer and a blessing of the animals.

Adoptable pets will also be present. 

Concho Valley PAWS will recognize local animal heroes--people and businesses who have helped save or given aid to animals in need. 

For more information call 325-656-7387.