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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Hundreds of pet owners flocked to the Christ Church of Manhattan for the annual free Blessing of the Animals event.

This event drew a passionate and distinguished crowd of animal lovers who came to spread holiday cheer by having their beloved pets blessed by New York City Senior Minister Stephen Bauman of Christ Church and Central Synagogue Senior Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein.

The 5th Annual Blessing of the Animals event was presented by New York Post and co-sponsored by Best Friends Animals Society and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and The Baker Institute for Animal Health.

New toys for animals were donated to New York City Animal Care and Control.

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