PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
Whether it happens suddenly, or by making a final life decision, when we are faced with the loss of a cherished animal companion, it is devastating. Loving pet owners know the joy they bring to our lives, and the sorrow and anguish left when they are gone.
When a human member of our family dies, we typically receive an outpouring of care, sympathy and support, and are granted a socially accepted period of time to mourn our loss. When an animal member of our family dies, however, many times we face that loss alone and in silence, with no one to turn to for support.
A Pet Loss Support Group has been formed in our area to provide an atmosphere of care and concern to share resources, thoughts, feelings, stories and memories to help those dealing with, or in anticipation of, the loss of a cherished pet.
These weekly, 90-minute sessions, which are free of charge, provide an opportunity to meet and share with others experiencing the pain of pet loss. If you are unsure about a group-type atmosphere and would prefer to talk with one of the members individually, that is also possible. Support materials are available on a “check-out” basis and have been provided through a grant from the Community Foundation of South Wood County. The sessions are on-going, held every Monday at Grace Lutheran Church, 1531 Whitrock Ave., from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. For more information, please call 421-2950, or email: