The German Shepherd Rescue organization that I belong to rescued a shepherd that had been tied to a tree in the backwoods of Spokane. Hikers found the dog emaciated and dehydrated and contacted us. Which brings me to the feast of San Anton that is being celebrated today. For those of you who don't know San Anton is the patron saint of animals. Devout catholics line up for hours to munch on roasted pig, beef and lamb and have priests bless their pets.
Too bad they don't bless the million+ animials that are euthanized every year and the million+ animals that die each year from abuse and neglect. No that would be too hard. Let's just bless the animals that belong to people who care about them enough to bring them to a priest to be blessed.