Some pet owners said the event gave them the chance to attend an event at their church that they had never been to before.
“We thought it would be nice to come and join the community,” said Milena Jones (shown), 29, of DeKalb. “It’s nice to be connected spiritually, and bring them to socialize with the other pets.”
Melissa Fickling, 33, of DeKalb said she was happy to be able to attend the event and meet new people.
“I’ve been visiting this church, and we just moved to DeKalb,” Fickling said. “So it seemed like a good way to get connected.”
Bird said he enjoyed being able to meet the local animals from the parish family.
“I’m a huge animal lover,” Bird said.