Rabbi to bless cats
Rabbi Mendel Kastel will conduct a blessing service for cats at a Sydney shelter this week to commemorate World Animal Day.
World Animal Day is held each year on 4 October. Its mission is to celebrate animal life in all its forms and our relationship with animals, to acknowledge the roles they play in our lives and to give thanks for the way they enrich our lives.
CEP Kristina Vesk told J-Wire: “At the Cat Protection Society of NSW, we mark this important day with a blessing service for the cats in our care and our work in the community. This year we are honoured that Rabbi Mendel Kastel, Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish House, will conduct the blessing service for us.”
The Cat Protection Society of NSW is an independent charity that has been caring for cats since 1958. They operate Sydney’s only no-kill shelter just for cats, assisting thousands of cats every year through programs including rehoming, discount desexing, health and behaviour information and education.
Cat Protection is trying to assist Dr Sam Kovac in Project Hope, which assists the pets of homeless people. We admire the work of the Jewish House in helping people, and in recognising the importance of pets to people, particularly in times of crisis.