Naga City has been truly a pet-friendly community. Today, all the pet owners were invited to gather in
the St. Jude Thaddeus Parish in Barangay Concepcion Grande to have their little companions blessed and
be welcomed in the Christian world. All kinds of pets were there but majority were dogs looking so cute,
groomed and cuddly. Personally, it was a heart-warming experience because you get an opportunity to
witness the love connection between the animals and their owners. There was a palpable bond that you
can sense between them and a little humour from varying animal behaviours.
This Pet Blessing day started to become an annual event four years ago in the Naga Metropolitan
Cathedral and conducted in the feast day of St. Francis of Asisi, the patron saint of animals. And Get
this... The entire activity is all for free and the pets even receive freebies! It is so amazing. Thanks to the
man behind this animal-friendly event, Mr. Joemari Dizon, a successful business man who has the heart
and passion to take good care of animals. His efforts to educate people about having pets from
grooming to vaccination have inspired lots of locals in our community. He is a certified animal whisperer
who never hesitates to shell out his own hard-earned money just to raise awareness about the
importance of animals in our lives.