Dedicated to You During Your Time of Need
Many people feel their pet is their friend or child or protector or companion, forming a deep and loving bond, and are overwhelmed by the intensity and duration of their grief when their pet dies. The death of a pet is sometimes accompanied by guilt, anger or a continual replay of their pet's final illness and it is not unusual for people to feel that if only they had done something differently, their pet may have lived longer. The decision to allow euthanasia for a dying pet may also cause emotional difficulties, even when there is no hope of recovery.
Grief is a normal part of loss regardless if the loved one is a person or a pet. There are many ways to work through the grief process. The loss of a beloved pet, like the loss of a family member or friend, can cause physical and emotional changes that may last for weeks or months. You may wish to attend our Pet Loss Support Group to help you through this difficult time.
Pet Loss Support Group
On the first Tuesday of each month, Deceased Pet Care provides a comfortable environment for grieving pet parents to freely express their sorrow. This Free service is designed to help heal the heartache and sadness associated with the loss of a cherished pet. Held from — , in the Community Room on the second floor of the Chamblee Funeral Home at
This FREE Pet Loss Support Group is designed for adult pet parents who have experienced the loss of a beloved pet. Led by counselor Jennifer Wilmoth, Jennifer is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT) and has spent a number of years providing family counseling services which include grief therapy and recovery. Jennifer knows that times of loss can provide tremendous opportunity for growth. As an avid pet lover and mom to her own furry four-legged family member, Molly, Jennifer truly understands the important relationship we experience with our pets in our daily lives and the unconditional love shared.
Our monthly group is beneficial if you are a bereaved pet parent who is:
· Feeling lost without your trusted companion;
· Unsure how to explain to a child about the death of their loyal pal;
· Thinking family and friends fail to understand your unhappiness;
· Speculating on whether it is too soon to adopt another pet;
· Experiencing ongoing grief from the loss of your pet companion;
· Preparing for the passing of your pet or considering euthanasia.
Come and share your story, or just listen and receive support from others who understand what it means to lose a pet. We will explore the grief process and learn ways to let go and move forward in a meaningful way that pays tribute to your beloved pet. Together we can get through the grieving process and start the recovery process.
For questions regarding our Pet Loss Support Group, please contact us at 770-457-7659.