The annual Pet Pilgrimage gives pet owners a chance to pay tribute to the animal that has touched their lives and to help pets needing help.
The Pet Life Celebration at Pet Pilgrimage Crematory in Mooresville, located at 494 E. Plaza Drive, will be held Sunday, Sept. 8 beginning at 6 p.m.
This year’s celebration will also be a chance to collect supplies and donations for Save The Clefts Rescue, a Mooresville-based rescue dedicated to saving cleft lip/palate and other special needs animals that would normally be euthanized.
Admission to the Pet Life Celebration is free. The event begins with a luminary decoration, individual pet blessings and refreshments from 6-7 and the celebration service, which includes an eco-friendly Dove Balloon release and a reflection walk through the luminaries from 7-8 p.m.
Luminaries, which can be personalized in honor of pets, past and present, or in honor of those pets that are still in search of a forever home, can be purchased for $5.
Pet supply donation boxes will be available for Save The Clefts. Some of the items needed include puppy pads, cat/dog crates and cages, goat’s milk esbilac powder for puppies, preemie pacifiers and fleece material to make blankets.
Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to attend.
A video is being created to honor pets who have passed away this past year. Anyone wishing to have their pet included can email the pet’s first and last name, date of birth (optional) and date of death (also optional) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 1.
For more information call 704-664-5484.