Events around the country for National Pet Memorial Day in 2014
Baltimore/Reisterstown, MD: Third Annual Pet Memorial Sunday Ceremony on September 14. Baltimore Humane Society Memorial Park, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136. Andrew Mazan, Baltimore Humane Society Memorial Park Director and certified bereavement counselor, will lead the ceremony and speak on the “The Spiritual and Physical Bond Connection.” “Grief Response to Pet Loss” will be addressed by Carol Williamson Jenkins, Bereavement Counselor from The Counseling Center at Stella Maris, Inc. Dr. Mary Zink, DVM, Baltimore Humane Society Veterinary Director, will speak on "Letting Go Without Guilt." Members from Dulaney Flute Ensemble will play during the flower ceremony. Portrait artist, Joanna Barnum will also be there creating quick pencil sketches of pets from their photos for a nominal fee that will be shared with Baltimore humane Society. Anyone attending is asked to bring a photo of their pet to put on display during the ceremony and a flower to place in their honor. They are also being asked to RSVP with the name or names of pets they’d like read aloud at the ceremony. RSVP to 410-833-8848 ext. 219 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Muskegon & Ottawa Counties: Two services of remembrance by Clock Timeless Pets:
The event is free. Each service will provide pet parents the option to simply be present or participate in a balloon release. At the Spring Lake Dog Park, a special scattering tribute will be held for the unclaimed cremated remains of pets.
Each pet’s cremated remains will be mixed with a special compound called “Let Your Love Grow,” that neutralizes the sodium and calcium that is left in the cremains, therefore making the scattering eco-friendly. Pet parents who would like to scatter their beloved pet’s cremains at this event are welcome to do so; however they will have to purchase this compound from Clock Timeless Pets prior to the event. This can be done by calling us at (231) 722-3721 or emailing Jodi@clockfuneralhome.com. The cost varies by the amount of cremains and runs between $25 and $50.
Mooresville, NC: Hosted by Pet Pilgrimage
, this event will be an evening of reflection and celebration – an opportunity to honor pets that have touched our lives and a chance to pay-it-forward by touching the lives of pets still in search of a forever home. Pet supply collection boxes will be available for the Humane Society. The celebration will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on September 14 at Pet Pilgrimage, located at 494 East Plaza Drive.