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Springfield Pet Loss Memorial Service
September 16 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am
A time to gather with others who have lost a pet and want to grieve their loss, while celebrate the life and memories they have.
Whether it was unexpected, or a planned passing of a pet, the grief is still very real and something we are left searching for answers and meaning for a longtime. Unfortunately, we live in a world where our feelings can get dictated by others around us. Typically driving the narrative of how we’re “supposed” to grieve are those that don’t have pets.
You’ve probably heard these responses, “It was just a pet.” or “When are you going to get over it?” These comments are sometimes meant to “help us” to toughen up and just “get over” it. The problem is that statements like these actually end up isolating us and prevent us from sharing the hurt and pain. We stunt our grieving process and never fully heal in the process.
Join us, and others in our community, to spend time with like minded pet owners.
We’ll gather by the Kachel Fountain at Nathanael Green Park for a memorial service to the pets we’ve all lost. Whether it was year ago, or recently, everyone who grieves the loss of their pet is welcome.