Saints Who Loved Animals

and Their Feast Days

St. Isadore
Isidore the Farmer, (c. 1070 – 15 May 1130) was a Spanish day laborer known for his goodness toward the poor and animals.

He is the Catholic patron saint of farmers.


St. Francis of Assisi
Saint Francis of Assisi (born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone; 1181/1182 – October 3, 1226) was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He is the patron saint of animals, the environment, and Animal Welfare Societies.


St. Anthony of Padua
Anthony of Padua O.F.M., (born Fernando Martins de Bulhões; 15 August 1195 – 13 June 1231) was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar. He is the patron saint of harvests and lost animals.


OTher Saints By  Category


Bears: St. Seraphim of Sarov 

Bees: St. Ambrose
Bee Keepers: St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Birds: St. Gall
Blackbirds: St. Kevin
Cats: St. Gertrude of Nivelles
Cowherds: St. Gummarus
Cows: St. Perpetua

Deers: St Neot
Dogs: St. Hubert
Domestic Animals: St. Anthony, Abbot 
Doves: St. David
Fish: St. Neot
Horned Cattle: St. Colman
Horsemen: St. Martin of Tours, St. Giles
Horses: St. Hippolytus, St. Giles
Mice, Fear of: St. Gertrude of Nivelles
Millers: St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. Arnulph, St. Victor of Marseilles

Otters: St Cuthbert
Park Services: St. John Gualbert
Zookeepers: St. Francis of Assisi
Wolves: St. Edmund of East Anglia

Wolves: Saint Andrew
Wolves, Invoked against: St. Herve
Whales: St. Brendan
Wild Animals: St. Blaise
Wasps, Fear of: St. Friard
Veterinarians: St. Blaise
Swans: St. Hugh of Lincoln
Salmon: St. Kentigern
Seafood: St. Corentin


 Orthodox saints for animals
For Animals & Livestock

* St. George: cattle & herds
* St. Modestus of Jerusalem: Donkeys
* Holy Martyr Mamas
* St. Parthenius of Radovysdius: cattle
* SS. Spevsippus, Elesippus & Melevsippus: horses
*St. Tryphon: geese

I have also heard some asking for the intercessions of St. Seraphim of Sarov for their animals.

Saint Patrons of animals

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