Father Woody Peabody of the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Socorro conducted a Blessing of the Animals in Magdalena Sunday. Lending assistance to the event was the Grizz Project of Magdalena, a group committed to giving aid to lost and stray pets, mainly dogs and cats, but have also helped other animals. Founder Marguerite Sweeney said The Grizz Project in not an animal shelter. “Our object is to help the families keep their own animals,” she said. If that is not possible, the last resort is to have the pet transferred to various shelters around the West. More information on the groupd can be found at http://thegrizzproject.org. Pictured (from left): Catherine DeMaria, Jack the Chihuahua, and Father Woody.