Centenary University, which was named as one of the top Great Colleges for Animal Lovers by Great Value Colleges, will be conducting a Blessing of the Animals in honor of Saint Francis Day and World Animal Day at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct.6, at the Centenary University Equestrian Center in Long Valley.
Members of the community are invited to bring their pets to be blessed by University Chaplain Rev. Don Gebhard. Centenary University’s first year classes will help organize the event and help out with grooming one of the University’s school horses to represent the teaching herd and receive the blessing on their behalf. Pets must be controlled on a leash or lead line, or kept in a carrier, tank, or cage.