Daisy the donkey joins Ely Cathedral pet service

Pet service at Ely Cathedral PHOTOS Mike Rouse

Pet service at Ely Cathedral PHOTOS Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

Ely Cathedral came alive with animals of all shapes and sizes when it played host to the popular annual pet service.

Pet service at Ely Cathedral PHOTOS Mike Rouse

Pet service at Ely Cathedral PHOTOS Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

Dogs, cats and donkeys joined the congregation in a service led by Canon Vicky.

Pet service at Ely Cathedral PHOTOS Mike Rouse

Pet service at Ely Cathedral PHOTOS Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

The celebration of animals event was raising funds and awareness of the Donkey Sanctuary charity in Devon.

Pet service at Ely Cathedral PHOTOS Mike Rouse

Pet service at Ely Cathedral PHOTOS Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

Liz Wright of Wimblington brought along Daisy the donkey to join the yearly service.

Pet service at Ely Cathedral PHOTOS Mike Rouse

Pet service at Ely Cathedral PHOTOS Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

An Ely Cathedral spokesman said: “Daisy is an old hand when it comes to cathedral visits, regularly attending key services such as Palm Sunday and the Christmas Crib services.”

Pet service at Ely Cathedral PHOTOS Mike Rouse

Pet service at Ely Cathedral PHOTOS Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant


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This year’s service focused on The Donkey Sanctuary and the work they do to improve the welfare of animals worldwide.”

Pet service at Ely Cathedral PHOTOS Mike Rouse

Pet service at Ely Cathedral PHOTOS Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

Canon Vicky Johnson ‘interviewed’ one of their donkeys with the help of one of the volunteers at the charity that was founded in 1969 by Dr Elisabeth Svendsen.

Pet service at Ely Cathedral PHOTOS Mike Rouse

Pet service at Ely Cathedral PHOTOS Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

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A spokesman for the sanctuary said: “During the last 45 years, we have made a profound difference to the lives of donkeys and people all over the world.

Pet service at Ely Cathedral PHOTOS Mike Rouse

Pet service at Ely Cathedral PHOTOS Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

“This is down to the drive and belief of our wonderful founder and all of our supporters for devotion and continued support.”

Pet service at Ely Cathedral PHOTOS Mike Rouse

Pet service at Ely Cathedral PHOTOS Mike Rouse - Credit: Archant

Liz Wright and Daisy the donkey join Ely Cathedra pet service.

Liz Wright and Daisy the donkey join Ely Cathedra pet service. - Credit: Archant

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