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Updated: 10/16/2013 08:00:02AM

This year it was mostly for the dogs

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PHOTO BY JAMES COULTER

Daisy May, Dulce, Luigi, and Rosa Lee were brought by their owner, Carmella, to receive blessings during the Blessing of the Animals at the Florida SPCA in Lakeland on Friday.

PHOTO BY JAMES COULTER

More than 30 pets, mostly dogs with three cats, gathered with their owners on the lawn of the SPCA Florida Campus in Lakeland while Lakeland Police Department Chaplain Lee Lallance offered opening remarks for the Blessing of the Animals on Friday.

PHOTO BY JAMES COULTER

The Pellegrini Family had their two dogs, Hogan (center) and Sophie (in the picture), blessed during the Blessing of the Animals at the Florida SPCA in Lakeland on Friday.

PHOTO BY JAMES COULTER

Lakeland Police Department Chaplain Lee Lallance offered opening remarks for the Blessing of the Animals on Friday.

By JAMES COULTER

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More than 30 pets received blessings at the first Blessing of the Animals ceremony at SPCA Florida last Friday.

First United Methodist Church in Lakeland has been hosting the ceremony for nearly five years, but because the church was undergoing construction this year, the ceremony was hosted at the SPCA Florida Campus in Lakeland.

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