Monday, 01 April 2019 15:28

Local Pet Loss Support Groups Cater to Overlooked Emotions

By Chris Brock, Watertown Daily Times

animal bereavementThe soft light of a flameless candle glowing in the waiting area of The Animal Doctors Veterinary Clinic acts as a beacon for others. It signals that a time of intense sadness is being kindled at the State Street, Watertown, facility. Behind the walls and closed doors at the clinic, good-byes are being said, memories shared and reflected upon as someone’s pet is euthanized, with the pet owner and veterinarian by its side.

The sadness is extremely personal, something many pet owners have a hard time expressing to others, and others understanding.