Pets: Resources from the Episcopal Network for Animal Welfare

The Episcopal Network for Animal Welfare is a grass roots organization composed of laity and clergy within the Episcopal Church who share the common belief that all God's creatures deserve basic compassion and humane treatment and ought to be within the scope of the church's ministry and embrace. Without a staff or budget, instead these volunteers work together for mutual support in various and wide spread ministries of animal welfare at the local, parish, and Diocesan levels. ENAW was co-founded by Ms. Sue Grisham and the Rev. D. Rebecca Dinovo, with the help and support of many others. Today we have over 200 members throughout the United States and friends from other denominations and around the world.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Episcopal Network for Animal Welfare is to create an inclusive and mutually-supportive venue for Episcopal animal advocates with a variety of interests and gifts; and to offer our presence, passion, enthusiasm and resources to help equip the churches to give meaningful voice to every creature under Heaven, especially where neglect, cruelty, degradation and commercial exploitation are concerned.

Visit their website for more information.

Resources include liturgies and blessings, books, copies of General Convention resolutions and statements, and more... [Editor's note: some of the links on the ENAW site were not working on the day we set up this tool. The Service at the Loss of a Beloved Animal is one posted on St. Martin's in the Fields in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth.]

Service at the Loss of a Beloved Animal

Animal Related Resolutions from The Episcopal Church