Throughout the year, we collect donations of money and supplies and funnel them to organizations that need help with animals. We introduce adoptable pets to the congregation, provide emergency support for shelters during times of trauma, have a member who visits the sick and homebound with Bella, our parish therapy dog, and offer pet blessings for St. Francis Day. We pray with and for those struggling with sick pets or pet grief. We provide help to needy pets and their owners through the Pet Angel Tree and Thrivent Grants and, the congregation children help with these pet gift bags.
Some groups and causes we have helped include Speranza, Homeward Bound, Canine Rescue of Central PA, Hounds of Prison Education, Humane Society, hurricane relief for Florida shelters, Australia’s koalas in shelters from wildfires, Furry Friends, Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Assoc., Lutheran Comfort Dogs, New Hope Ministries, Ecumenical Food Pantry, veterinary offices, Ukraine animals, K-9 Hero Haven.