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Annual “Blessing of the Animals”

RICHMOND: The Friends of the Richmond Mounted Squad is hosting  the Officers of the Richmond Police Mounted Unit, Richmond K9’s, working horses and dogs, pets, and fellow animal lovers at the annual seasonal “Blessing of the Animals” recognizing working animals and celebrating the joy of companion animals at this special time of year.

The Blessing, in Shockoe Slip at Fountain (Morgan Fountain) in front of The Martin Agency Friday, December 9th, at noon. The Blessing is performed by Reverend Karen Thompson of Thompson’s Border Collies, meet the Officers and Horses of the Richmond Mounted Police Unit Including “Samson,” newest equine addition to the unit! Special Seasonal Music performed by Susan Greenbaum. Pets and people encouraged to “dress for the season” and people are encouraged to bring their pets or photos of a beloved pet and gifts of pet food to be donated to Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation (AARF). Carrots and apples are appreciated by the Police Horses. For more details visit