Pets Receive Blessings as Family Members

Axel Obara
Axel Obara

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Two legs, four legs, big or small, it doesn't matter what size, shape, or form they're in at this year's pet blessing festival.

Which has folks gathered at a local church so special, family members can be blessed.

The festival focuses on pets and not only considers them family members, but also celebrates the love these faithful companions provide.

"The process is to take care of our family members, and they are family members because they live with us," said Axel Obara, Special Events Coordinator.  "They deserve blessing as much as children do, as much as we do everyday that we go to church."

The festival was held in observance of "pet appreciation" week.