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Grief and Loss

Dedicated to You During Your Time of Need

Your pet is a member of your family, and when a loss occurs, we experience intense feelings of grief and sadness, much like when a human family member dies.   The loyal compansionship and unconditional love that our pets provide give them a unique place in our lives and it is natural to grieve over such a loss.  The death of a pet is sometimes accompanied by guilt, anger or a continual replay of the 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 regarding euthanasia 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 7:30 pm8:30 pm, in the Community Room on the second floor of the Chamblee Funeral Home at 4991 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Georgia, 30341. 

 

This FREE Pet Loss Support Group is designed for adult pet parents who have experienced the loss of a beloved pet.  Led by a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, (LMFT), Jennifer 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. 

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