Lompoc 'Blessing of the animals' public event to be held July 25

Jul. 21—First United Methodist Church of Lompoc is inviting the public to attend an animal blessing community event on Sunday, July 25 at 12 p.m.

Attendees are invited to bring a special furry friend to be blessed at the church in exchange for a bag/can of dog or cat food to be donated to C.A.R.E. 4 Paws.

The blessing ceremony will be followed by a free outdoor picnic, located by the front doors of the church, at 925 North F Street.

C.A.R.E. 4 Paws is a local nonprofit agency serving the people and pets of the Lompoc community, providing low-cost pet health care services and pet food to low-income families and those needing food assistance for their pets.

Jason Anderson is the Digital Producer for the Santa Maria Times. He can be reached at 805-739-2213