Unity of the Keys spiritual center will host its third annual Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 9:30 a.m. at the Key West Wildlife Center parking lot at the end of White Street. 

Rev. Daybree Thoms will offer blessings for all well-behaved, leashed or crated animals.

Those who are unable to bring their pet to the event are welcome to email a photo or the name of the pet to be included in the blessing. Email pet information to

Last year, Rev. Daybree blessed many animals including the mounted police horses, a police K-9 German shepherd, dozens of dogs and cats, and a rabbit or two. This year the Key West Police Department will make another appearance at 9:30 a.m., with the mounted & K-9 units, and the SPCA is bringing adoptable animals to be blessed.

All are welcome to attend the event that aims to remind the community of our connection with all of life and the preciousness of those who share this planet with us.