Companion Animal Ministry ministry cares for White Memorial members’ companion animals in times of a crisis or an emergency and collaborates with other groups to promote care and concern for God’s creatures. Animal-loving volunteers are welcome.

Companion Animal Ministry also sponsors a Blessing of the Animals service, which is usually held in October. This year's Fourth Annual Blessing of the Animals was held on Sunday, October 5, 2014 in the Carol Copeland Courtyard. Photos of the 2014 service and past services are below.

For more information or to get involved, contact 
Chris White, chair. Our SPCA with Pet Food
Wake County SPCA helped save many abused, grossly neglected dogs taken in a Brunswick County puppy mill bust.  The SPCA took 130 of them for care and placement.  They also took 52 cats from a gross neglect situation in Rowan County.  Praise God for their humane care and concern for God's creatures.  Needed are food, litter, towels and toys.  Contributions also are welcome.

The SPCA of Wake County also continues its AniMeals program, supplying pet food to Resources for Seniors to deliver to seniors and disabled adults with pets.  Your gift of pet food ensures that seniors and the disabled with limited income do not choose to feed their animals to the exclusion of their own food, medicine, and utilities.

WMPC has a faithful history of supporting the SPCA.  Bring your pet-related items to the SPCA blue box located in the Connector.  Contact Chris White, Companion Animal Ministry (CAM) Chair, with questions.

Top Ten Ways You Can Support Animals and CAM:
  1. Donate dog food and cat food to benefit the AniMeals Program of the SPCA of Wake County. Leave your pet food in the S.P.C.A. box in the connector.
  2. Consider adopting a rescue animal from the SPCA of Wake County or any other reputable animal rescue organization.
  3. Designate the SPCA of Wake County on your Christmas Share when you give to others who love animals.
  4. Attend the annual Blessing of the Animals worship service at White Memorial. The Fifth Annual Blessing of the Animals will be held in October 2015.
  5. Contact CAM whenever you adopt a new animal. CAM would like to send you and your animal a welcome card.
  6. Contact CAM whenever you know of a White Memorial member with a very sick animal. CAM would like to pray for the family.
  7. Contact CAM when you know of a White Memorial member who has an animal who has passed away. CAM would like to write the family.
  8. Contact CAM if you have a trained pet therapy animal and would like to meet other White Memorial members with pet therapy animals.
  9. Contact CAM if you have any ideas on things CAM can do to serve White Memorial and God’s creatures, such as speakers, projects, service, outreach, worship, etc.
  10. Contact CAM if you would like to volunteer. Memorial held its fourth annual Blessing of the Animals worship service on October 5, 2014. More than 125 people and their animals attended the service on a beautiful fall afternoon. Read Chip Pope's meditation titled “Where the Grass Grows” and see pictures from the event.

On October 6, 2013, Companion Animal Ministry held the third annual Blessing of the Animals service. Read Gary Fulton’s homily called “Rafiki’s Story” and see pictures from the event.

The 2012 Blessing of the Animals service was held on October 21, 2012. Read Nolan Huizenga's homily called “Donkey Tales” and see photos from the event.

On 16 October 2011, Companion Animal Ministry cosponsored White Memorial's first Blessing of the Animals service. See photos from the event. Read Nolan Huizenga's homily called "Love the Animals!"