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Pet Remembrance Day is July 5
July 5, 2021
Pet Remembrance Day is July 5.
All pet owners know that after introducing an animal into their home, these furry, scaly or feathered friends swiftly become part of the family. They’re there for us when we’re down, never judgmental, and always around to lighten the mood.
It’s therefore always a difficult time when a pet dies. Although it’s now acceptable to grieve for the loss of our beloved pets, many of us are confused about how to properly approach the process. That’s why Pets Magazine and Lars Anderson, founder of the company Arty Lobster, launched National Pet Remembrance Day. The day is celebrated on July 5 to ‘create a space for people to remember their departed companion animal’. So how should you go about commemorating your beloved pets?
In Memory of…
One wonderful way to celebrate the life of your animal companion is by holding a memorial service in their honor. You could hold the service where your pet most enjoyed playing or walking. Each person that attends could then share a cherished memory of your pet.
Another great way to celebrate the life of your pet is by planting a living memorial such as a tree or flowerbed. This could be where your pet was buried or where they loved to play. If the memorial service doesn’t feel right for you, you could celebrate the life of your pet by sharing fond memories of them on social media, via the hashtag #PetRememberanceDay, or creating an online memorial in their honor.
While it may be nice to celebrate your pet with a memorial service, you may want to keep a reminder of your pet close to you. In this case, you should consider having a memento. This could take the form of a coaster, keyring, or another accessory, printed with a photograph of your pet.
A photo of your cat near or on the Rainbow Bridge might be something you might want to consider.
One really lovely way to remember all that your furry friend did for you, is by giving back to other pets that haven’t been so lucky.
Adopt a Companion
If you’re a really avid pet lover and feel like volunteering doesn’t quite go far enough, you could consider adopting or rehoming an animal from your local animal shelter.