Blessing of the Animals, New York, NY, December 9, 2012

Since 1979 her gossip column in The New York Post has made tongues wag, but in the world of animal advocacy journalist Cindy Adams is known for making tails wag. Doggedly devoted to the members of her own fur family, the high-profile pal to all with paws invites New York City area pet parents to bring their little furry, finned or feathered angels to the altar of Christ Church for a blessing by the house of worship’s Senior Minister, the Reverend Stephen Bauman and Senior Rabbi Peter J. Rubenstein of Central Synagogue.

ASPCA and Cindy Adams will host the annual Blessing of the Animals on December 9th. Free to the public, the event will also include a performance of holiday classics by the Brooklyn Youth Choir.

A holiday happening with heart, attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of a pet toy, which will make the season bright for homeless dogs and cats at Animal Care and Control in New York City.

“This city has been through quite a lot recently, so the ASPCA’s Blessing of the Animals is an opportunity for both two-legged and four-legged members of the family to instead celebrate the joys of the holiday season,” said ASPCA President and CEO Ed Sayres. “There has never been a better time to show our appreciation to these animals that play such a large role in our lives.”

When: December 9, 2012, starting at 2 p.m.

Where: Christ Church United Methodist at 520 Park Avenue and 60th Street in New York City

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