Caroline Ezell

contributing writer

In honor of National Pet Month, First United Methodist Church of Rogers hosted a ribbon-cutting for the city’s Little Free Pet Pantry.

“The celebration of the little free pet pantry was a delightful surprise movement from the Spirit,” said Reverend Kjorlaug of the First United Methodist Church.

Pet lovers of all walks gathered in Downtown Rogers to celebrate the opening earlier this month. The pet pantry, located in the church’s parking lot, contains free pet food and supplies donated by the community.

The event on May 2 was an opportunity to collect contributions for the pantry and to acknowledge the local Girl Scouts who envisioned the project. The Humane Society was invited to host an adoption pop-up booth at the event. Participating animals included dogs, cats, a lizard, and a chicken.

“It was a great way to engage our community, uplift another non-profit that’s trying to make a difference in the community, and it was a fun occasion to highlight the joy that animals bring into our lives,” Kjorlaug added.

Blessings were offered to all pets in attendance, including the Humane Society’s adoptees, by Reverend Kjorlaug. “Our pets bring so much love and joy into our daily lives, to share in a time of blessing them gives us a great opportunity to celebrate and thank our animals for all they add to our lives,” said Kjorlaug.