MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Pet owners are invited to a ‘blessing of the animals’ ceremony this Friday afternoon.

Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department has partnered with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue to host the event which is open to people of all faiths and beliefs.

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It will be held at the Animal Services Adoption and Protection Center at 3599 NW 79th Avenue, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Organizers say you are invited to bring your cats and dogs to receive a blessing from the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Peer Chaplaincy Team.

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Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Peer Support Response K9s and the shelter’s pets will also be blessed during the event.

Owners must have their pets on a leash or in a carrier.

If your furry member of the family is unable to attend, you could bring a picture of Fido or Mittens to receive the blessing.

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Traditionally, blessing of the aminals ceremonies are held on or around October 4 worldwide to celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis, the patron saint of all animals.