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Pets welcome

Today's article is the beginning of a new series of columns telling you where pets are accepted. After reading the Examiner Article "Dog takes communion at church, controversy erupts" by Helena Sung, this writer decided to tell readers about a church that not only welcomes pets but encourages them.

The Unitarian Universalist church on the corner of Parrish Ave. and Cedar St. in Owensboro, Ky has a wooden plaque, carved by member Charlot Martin that states, "Bring your dog, not your dogma." This writer attends the church and is quite pleased with the almost weekly visits of one or more dogs. Almost everyone there pets the four legged visitors and there is even a stash of dog biscuits for them. You can learn more about the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Owensboro on their Facebook page or UUCO website. The Unitarian Universalist Association site can tell you what else to expect. If you don't live in or near Owensboro you may also search for the nearest UUA church.

Are dogs, cats and/or other pets welcome at your work, to visit the sick or elderly, at your church and/or any other place that you know about? Send the name(s) and location(s) of any work place, hotel, charity, school or church in the Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky tri-state area that allows pets and/or gives them jobs to my Facebook Wall or email them to  tjpinkston@netscape.net  .

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