Dogs, turtles and yes, even a python were the guest of honor at Ocean View's Messiah Lutheran Church Inaugural Fall Festival.
People and their pets attended the morning worship, which focused on protecting animals throughout South Jersey.
According to Pastor Bernie Kelly, the commitment to care for our animals is a common cause shared by many communities.
Pastor Bernie Kelly stated, "Pets are just a great way of breaking down barriers, everyone loves to pet a dog, to pet a cat, to pet a python, whatever. And you just start a conversation..."
All proceeds from the festival, sponsored by the Ocean View Veterinary Hospital, will go towards the Cape May Animal Shelter, save our strays and the New Jersey Nature and Environmental Education Center.
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