• Short Summary

    They came to Sydney's Domain yesterday -- sixty people with their pets. And they came?

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    MS people to camera
    2 1/2 ft

    MS feet past dog
    4 1/2 ft

    LS group in Park
    7 ft

    MS procession of clergy thru park, followed by many kids

    MS same
    13 ft

    CU woman with dog (pom.)
    15 1/2 ft

    CU Jill Simpson with dachshund
    17 ft

    CU Margo Alcott with dachshund "Otto" and mouse "Paddle"

    CU Rev. Brian Parry passes blessings
    23 1/2 ft

    CU Pekinese looks at budgerigar
    25 1/2 ft

    CU White alsatian
    27 1/2 ft

    CU Scottie
    29 ft

    LAMS Rev. Parry and Rev Bradley reads from book.
    31 ft

    MS dog and people at base of dais
    33 1/2 ft

    CU woman with dog (peke)
    35 1/2 ft

    MS Rev. Bradley blesses animal
    37 1/2 ft

    CU hand blesses at "Niggsey"
    40 1/2 ft

    CU " " white mouse of kids head
    43 1/2 ft

    CU " " alsatian
    46 1/2 ft

    CU " " dachshund
    48 1/2 ft

    MCU Great Dane on leash
    49 1/2 ft

    CU hand blesses bird in cage
    52 1/2 ft


    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: They came to Sydney's Domain yesterday -- sixty people with their pets. And they came for the sake of their pets. For the gathering that grouped in the domain wee there to celebrate World Animal Week with a special church service. The Liberal Catholic Church of St. Alban's, in association with the World League for the Protection of Animals conducted the ceremony.

    They brought pets of every kind. They brought dogs of every breed -- old and faithful, young and frisky. One dachshund, "Otto", proved his gentility by sitting with a white mouse on his head.

    The Reverend Brian Parry began the service,--while many of the animals made friends.

    The service was non-sectarian, as laid down by the World Animal League, giving to people of all denominations the opportunity to unite in their common feeling for animals. After the address, followed the blessings, -- blessings to each and every one of them.

    World Animal Week-- and a special blessing.

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