Blessing of the Pet Pals Service Dogs

Fr. Damian and the paw patrol.

Pet Pal Service Dogs are an important part of the UH St. John healing family. The crew got together on Nov. 16 for a Blessing of the Pet Pals. Fr. Damian presided as these faithful partners in the mission of healing at UH St. John were rightfully anointed in their service to all.

Pet Pals is a pet therapy program that uses trained volunteers and their adult dogs to make short, in-room visits to adults and children who would enjoy the company of a furry friend. Pet therapy has been found to have several benefits for children and adults.

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