DRACUT -- The annual Blessing of the Animals will take place Sunday at the United Church of Christ grounds on Arlington Street, with the Rev. Sylvia Robinson officiating. The event begins at noon and all pets are eligible for the ceremony, which is free. There is parking on the church grounds. Robinson said pets should be transported on a leash or in an animal carrier. She said donations of clean towels, blankets and old animal carriers will be accepted for use at the Lowell Humane Society. This is the 10th annual blessing ceremony, Robinson said.