Veterinary College Offers Pet Memorial Day and PAWt-luck Dinner
In an effort to help pet owners celebrate the lives of their companion animals, both living and dead, Veterinary Social Work (VSW) at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine is offering Pet Memorial Day Sunday, September 9, 2012. The event, which is free and open to the public, allows people to reflect on the impact pets have on their lives. As part of the PAWt-luck dinner, participants are invited to bring a human-friendly food item to share that reminds them of their animal.
Sarina Lyall, VSW social worker, says the opportunity to gather with others who have also experienced the loss of an animal can be therapeutic. "People should realize they dont have to grieve alone. They can share stories of beloved animals and know they are supported through their loss." Lyall says the event is an opportunity to find new ways to memorialize their pets.
Participants are invited to take part in a special memorial art project which will be displayed at the veterinary college. Attendees are welcome to bring stories, poems, and copies of pictures to share in remembrance of their pets.
The event will be held at Hollingsworth Auditorium on the UT agricultural campus from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Posted: 08-28-12 Viewed: 4667 times
Media RelationsSandra Harbison
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996