Pets play an essential role in your life, and their loss or anticipated loss can be one of the most challenging events to accept. It's crucial to find a supportive setting where you can feel safe to process your grief and fears.
Bereaved pet owners can often be surprised by their intense emotions and may be reluctant to share their feelings or the news of their loss. Although they may feel overwhelmed by their emotions, the fear of having their feelings minimized or invalidated holds them back from sharing the story with their employer, coworker, family, or friends.
It is crucial to get support from understanding friends and family and find a therapist who can provide you with a compassionate setting as you go through the grieving process.
PAWS Chicago Pet Loss Support Group HEAL (Helping Each other Alleviate Loss)
There are many avenues where one can receive positive support. Join an online or community-based support group, as sharing your experience with other pet parents will help you recover. Dr. Curotto leads this support group on the third Tuesday of every month. www.pawschicago.org/events-dog-training/community-events/pet-loss-heal-support-group.
To RSVP, please contact Deborah Liebow, PAWS Chicago Adoption Experience Manager at 773-687-4719 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need more support, consider contacting Dr. Curotto as she specializes in assisting bereaved pet owners recovering from their loss.
655 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60613, United States
Please contact Dr. Curotto for additional availability.