Virtual Pet Loss Support Group
About The Event
It is normal to feel grief and mourn the loss of your beloved pet. To most pet owners, the pet is considered a member of the family. There are several stages of grief (denial, anger or guilt, bargaining, depression, and acceptance), but not everyone experiences all of them or in the same order.
There is no right or wrong way to grieve; there is only your way. It is very important to remember that some people with the best of intentions may say some inappropriate things in an effort to help. If you are having a difficult time in accepting your pet’s death, you may want to discuss your feelings with someone trained to understand the grieving process, such as a grief counselor, clergyman, social worker, physician, or psychologist.
The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a free, virtual group program, called “Working Through Pet Loss.” The group meets virtually via the video app Zoom, on the first Tuesday of every month from 6–7:30 p.m. CST. The group is led by trauma and grief counselor, Yvette Camacho, LCPC. Once you complete your reservation, you will receive an email with the Zoom website link to join the video meeting.
The Anti-Cruelty Society
157 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654
The Chicago Veterinary Medical Association also offers a pet loss support group called Wings. Click here for more information about their program.