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Remembering Helps Heal the Heart

Do you remember the first time you lost a beloved pet? I bet you do. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how many losses you’ve suffered, dealing with a faithful companion’s death is never easy.

I was a shy teenager when my Poodle, Coco, got out of our yard and was hit by a car. More than 25 years later, I remember the day and the heartache vividly. I felt the same sorrow in my 20s when my cat, Bailey, died of a blood clot and again four years ago when my tabby, Sasha, died of an aggressive cancer. All three losses were sudden, unexpected and heartbreaking.

Time heals our hearts, but we never forget the furry companions that brought so much light and love into our lives. Remembering them, no matter how painful, is an important part of grieving and healing.  

We, at Morris Animal Foundation, understand the deep and lasting love between people and pets. As part of our Unite to Fight Pet Cancer Campaign, we’ve launched a new online Remembrance Gallery.

It’s never too late to honor a beloved pet. With your donation of $25 or more, you can add your pet’s photo and a personalized sentiment to our Remembrance Gallery.

Every memorial gift helps fund science that improves veterinary medicine and helps pets enjoy longer, healthier lives. Honor your pet and help create a brighter future for animals around the world.

By: Heidi Jeter 

Categories: Animal health
July 14, 2014