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Blessing pets in Herrin, Illinois

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School officials say they had dogs, cats, ferrets and even birds blessed. School officials say they had dogs, cats, ferrets and even birds blessed.
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HERRIN, IL (KFVS) -

Four-legged friends got a boost from some Herrin school kids on Thursday.

Children from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School brought in donations of pet supplies to donate to the Marion Regional Humane Society.

It's to celebration the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

Shelters say they really needed the supplies, and the kids say they were happy to help.

"I just felt kind of bad for them," said seventh grader Madi Cerutti. "You kind of think if they don't have a home, they feel sad."

"We need it desperately," said Debby Choate, Marion Humane Society. "That's a mild way to say it. Anybody working in the rescue will tell you that the need for this is so great."

Earlier in the morning, kids and community members brought their pets out in front of the church for a special blessing.

School officials say they had dogs, cats, ferrets and even birds blessed.

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