AC Pup: A week filled with animal-related events on tap

October 4, 2013 

Are you getting ready to meet me this morning at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church? I’ll be there at 11 a.m. for the incredible blessing of the animals in commemoration of St. Francis of Assisi.

Put the leash on your canine kids, and put your feline friends in carriers and come on down to the church. We’ll be in the courtyard facing Mulberry Street.

Then at 4:30 p.m. Sunday remember to meet me at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for another blessing of the animals. We’ll be in back of the parish house near Appleton Avenue. Bring your fur family back for the service to make sure everyone is blessed.

Then on to Monday, Oct. 7! Are you planning to eat anytime Monday? If you are, I hope you’ll eat at least one meal or maybe even two at Moe’s at 3111 Vine­ville Ave. in Macon.

You see, for every meal sold on Monday, Moe’s will donate a percentage to my nonprofit group Central Georgia CARES. If you don’t already know, CARES helps rescue groups with their animals, helps feed hungry animals, helps spay and neuter and assists with vaccinations. And they run CARES Homeless Pet Club!

They do incredible work and will benefit from this fundraiser. And you can help out simply by enjoying some delicious food.

Ask your boss to give you a little extra time for lunch Monday for a good cause. And if you can’t leave your work to drop by, please send someone to pick up lunch for everybody! Then come back for supper and sit a spell.

On another topic, a very special thanks goes to the folks at First Presbyterian Day School. CARES and I recently were invited to chapel at FPD to talk about compassion for animals and how kids can be kind to them.

I was so impressed by the kids at FPD. There were a ton of young people in the auditorium singing hymns and praises and starting the school week off with worship. It just doesn’t get any better than that.

The little children at FPD are doing a food drive for CARES as a school project so we can help more needy families and hungry animals. I think this is so special because teaching young children to care for animals will result in some terrific kind-hearted adults. And boy do we need more of them!

A huge thank you also to Macon Rescue Mission for inviting me over to meet their beloved new mascot, Grace. Actually she really is Amazing Grace because she’s one of the sweetest little girls I’ve ever met. And Macon Rescue Mission appropriately rescued her from the pound, saving her life.

I sense a change for the better for animals in our area. Let’s keep this momentum going!

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