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  • Blessing of the Animals Special Offering

    According to the ASPCA, approximately 6.3 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year.  Shelters and rescue operations for pets need donations from the community to operate. Animal shelters need food, bedding, and other supplies, as well as veterinarian care, medical assistance, and spaying/neutering. 


    This Sunday’s Blessing of the Animals special offering will help support, Buddy Dog Humane Society, Inc. in Sudbury, MA. Founded in 1961, “Buddy Dog”, as it is affectionately known, is a not-for-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to finding new homes for homeless dogs and cats. The Society is incorporated with one main objective, “giving a new lease on life to impounded dogs and cats”. Buddy Dog accepts homeless dogs and cats, in good health and of friendly disposition, which could, without their help, be destroyed. These animals find refuge at their shelter and can depend on becoming someone’s forever friend. There is no time limit on their stay. Your donations will help provide the care abandoned animals need until a suitable home is found for them.


    In addition to food and bedding, pets need behavioral enrichment items (aka TOYS) to keep them busy, happy, and stimulated while they live within a shelter environment.  Over the past couple of weeks, Junior Forum and Stepping Stones have created dog and cat toys using recycled materials to donate to Buddy Dog. These toys will provide fun and comfort while the animals wait to find their forever homes.