Friday night we had open meeting at the Fiesta Resort's Chambre Bar. The meeting was open to the public and intended to educate people about PAWS programs and initiatives. We had a great turn out, and we thank everyone who took the time to come to the meeting.
Whose that guy dancing with Lucy?
On Saturday, PAWS read to youngsters at the Joeten Kiyu Library at 10:30 and at 1:30. What a great time! Children between the ages of 3-9 joined us for story time, followed by some coloring book/responsible pet ownership exercises. Thank you, Rose Callier for doing both readings and bringing Wyatt, our AKC Canine friend. I've never seen a dog behave so well.
Then on Sunday, Mt. Carmel Catholic Church and PAWS celebrated Saipan's first Blessing of the Animals in recognition of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. About 30 dogs, 4 cats, and a fish were brought to the church to receive a blessing by Father Ryan Jimenez. Among the dogs that were present at the blessing was none other than Father Ryan's own pouch - Pico - a chocolate lab with a lot of energy.
Pictures and a write up on the event has been forwarded to the United States Humane Society, per the organizations request. Be sure to check out the Humane Society's website for the mention of Saipan's Blessing of the Animals. http://www.hsus.org/