Pets blessed in Spain on St Anthony's day

STORY: Animals were blessed in Madrid to mark St Anthony's Day

[Location: Madrid, Spain]

St Anthony the Abbot is considered to be the patron saint of animals

(Carlos Cabestany, Madrid resident)

“My greyhound is named Rita. We are from the neighborhood and every year, if I have a dog I like to take it to St Anthony. I don't think it is of much help, but it is a Madrid tradition and we like to keep it alive.”