Abiding Ties Pet Loss Support Group
Abiding Ties Pet Loss Support Group is grounded in the love of animals and their meaning in our lives. The group provides pet caregivers a safe space to share stories, to connect with people who understand the experience of pet loss, and to know that they are not alone in grieving their beloved animal companions.
Now offering both in-person and on-line options!
THANK YOU to WCAX CBS 3 for a lovely segment in the April 12, 2023 news broadcast.
Veterinarian and Partners Support Group
Veterinarian and Partners Support Group provides pastoral care and support for veterinarians, their staff, and animal rescue/shelter workers to process their feelings which may be unique to these individuals. Pastoral care and other support may include the presence of a chaplain in the veterinary office and/or in-home pet euthanasia.
The Maggie Mae
The Maggie Mae Benevolent Fund establishes a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and fund for those pet caregivers who cannot afford their animal companion’s veterinary treatment and care. Distribution of funds will be at the discretion of local veterinarians and governed by the veterinarians serving on the Board of Directors.
“As a veterinarian, I believe my mission is to improve the quality of life of my patients and their owners to the best of my ability. When that’s no longer possible, I have a responsibility to ease their suffering, and sometimes facilitate their passing via humane euthanasia. I do everything I can to counsel owners and help them come to a decision that best meets their needs and preserves the dignity of their relationship with their pet. These are often difficult discussions, and unfortunately, my time is limited by the need to provide care for other pets that require my attention. In this situation, many owners would benefit from the opportunity to meet with a counselor who understands the nature of the human-animal bond. In addition, joining a support group of like-minded people could provide comfort for owners facing the end of their pet’s life. I have known Rev. Linda Moore in a professional capacity for 20 years, and she is passionate about facilitating counseling for grieving pet owners. I can’t imagine anyone better suited for that role, and I whole-heartedly support her efforts to offer such a service.”