Pets head to church on St. Anthony day

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Pets head to church on St. Anthony day
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 17: A man holds a pig in front of the San Anton Church in Madrid, Spain on Saint Anthony's day, dedicated to the animals by Spanish Christians on January 17, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 17: A pet rabbit is being blessed by a priest at San Anton Church in Madrid, Spain on Saint Anthony's day, dedicated to the animals by Spanish Christians on January 17, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 17: A pet dog is being blessed by a priest at San Anton Church in Madrid, Spain on Saint Anthony's day, dedicated to the animals by Spanish Christians on January 17, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 17: A man holds his pet mouse in front of the San Anton Church in Madrid, Spain on Saint Anthony's day, dedicated to the animals by Spanish Christians on January 17, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 17: A pet dog is being blessed by a priest at San Anton Church in Madrid, Spain on Saint Anthony's day, dedicated to the animals by Spanish Christians on January 17, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 17: People with their pets, attend a mass to get their pets blessed at San Anton Church in Madrid, Spain on Saint Anthony's day, dedicated to the animals by Spanish Christians on January 17, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 17: A pet dog is being blessed by a priest at San Anton Church in Madrid, Spain on Saint Anthony's day, dedicated to the animals by Spanish Christians on January 17, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 17: People with their pets, attend a mass to get their pets blessed at San Anton Church in Madrid, Spain on Saint Anthony's day, dedicated to the animals by Spanish Christians on January 17, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 17: People with their pets, attend a mass to get their pets blessed at San Anton Church in Madrid, Spain on Saint Anthony's day, dedicated to the animals by Spanish Christians on January 17, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 17: Pets are being blessed by a priest at San Anton Church in Madrid, Spain on Saint Anthony's day, dedicated to the animals by Spanish Christians on January 17, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 17: Pets are being blessed by a priest at San Anton Church in Madrid, Spain on Saint Anthony's day, dedicated to the animals by Spanish Christians on January 17, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 17: A pet dog is being blessed by a priest at San Anton Church in Madrid, Spain on Saint Anthony's day, dedicated to the animals by Spanish Christians on January 17, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 17: A pet dog is being blessed by a priest at San Anton Church in Madrid, Spain on Saint Anthony's day, dedicated to the animals by Spanish Christians on January 17, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A priest blesses a dog to mark San Anton Abad's Day (Saint Anthony, patron saint of animals), in Churriana, near Malaga on January 17, 2016. Dogs, cats, rabbits and even turtles, many dressed in their finest, trooped into churches across Spain in search of blessing on Saint Anthony's Day, for the patron saint of animals. AFP PHOTO/ JORGE GUERRERO / AFP / Jorge Guerrero (Photo credit should read JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
A child holds her tortoise waiting to be blessed by a priest to mark San Anton Abad's Day (Saint Anthony, patron saint of animals), in Churriana, near Malaga on January 17, 2016. Dogs, cats, rabbits and even turtles, many dressed in their finest, trooped into churches across Spain in search of blessing on Saint Anthony's Day, for the patron saint of animals. AFP PHOTO/ JORGE GUERRERO / AFP / Jorge Guerrero (Photo credit should read JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman pets a dog as people wait with their animals to be blessed by a priest to mark San Anton Abad's Day (Saint Anthony, patron saint of animals), in Churriana, near Malaga on January 17, 2016. Dogs, cats, rabbits and even turtles, many dressed in their finest, trooped into churches across Spain in search of blessing on Saint Anthony's Day, for the patron saint of animals. AFP PHOTO/ JORGE GUERRERO / AFP / Jorge Guerrero (Photo credit should read JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
People hold a cage with flying squirrels waiting to be blessed by a priest to mark San Anton Abad's Day (Saint Anthony, patron saint of animals), in Churriana, near Malaga on January 17, 2016. Dogs, cats, rabbits and even turtles, many dressed in their finest, trooped into churches across Spain in search of blessing on Saint Anthony's Day, for the patron saint of animals. AFP PHOTO/ JORGE GUERRERO / AFP / Jorge Guerrero (Photo credit should read JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
A dog waits before being blessed by a priest to mark San Anton Abad's Day (Saint Anthony, patron saint of animals), in Churriana, near Malaga on January 17, 2016. Dogs, cats, rabbits and even turtles, many dressed in their finest, trooped into churches across Spain in search of blessing on Saint Anthony's Day, for the patron saint of animals. AFP PHOTO/ JORGE GUERRERO / AFP / Jorge Guerrero (Photo credit should read JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman waits with her dog before being blessed by a priest to mark San Anton Abad's Day (Saint Anthony, patron saint of animals), in Churriana, near Malaga on January 17, 2016. Dogs, cats, rabbits and even turtles, many dressed in their finest, trooped into churches across Spain in search of blessing on Saint Anthony's Day, for the patron saint of animals. AFP PHOTO/ JORGE GUERRERO / AFP / Jorge Guerrero (Photo credit should read JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman pets a dog before being blessed by a priest to mark San Anton Abad's Day (Saint Anthony), in Churriana, near Malaga on January 17, 2016. Dogs, cats, rabbits and even turtles, many dressed in their finest, trooped into churches across Spain in search of blessing on Saint Anthony's Day, for the patron saint of animals. AFP PHOTO/ JORGE GUERRERO / AFP / Jorge Guerrero (Photo credit should read JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman waits with her pets to receive a blessing during the feast of St. Anthony, Spain's patron saint of animals, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. The feast is celebrated each year in many parts of Spain and people bring their pets to churches to be blessed. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
A priest blesses a dog at the San Nicolas church during the feast of St. Anthony, Spain's patron saint of animals, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. The feast is celebrated each year in many parts of Spain and people bring their pets to churches to be blessed. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
A dog looks at its owner as they queue at the San Anton church during the feast of Saint Anthony, Spain's patron saint of animals, in Madrid, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. The feast is celebrated each year in many parts of Spain and people bring their pets to churches to be blessed. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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Pet owners lined the streets of Madrid on Sunday to have their beloved friends blessed by a priest on the day of St. Anthony, the patron saint of animals. All kinds of pets attended including mice, pigs and hamsters. Click on the images above to see the religious proceedings.

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