Second Annual Pet Memorial Sunday Ceremony -
Title: Second Annual Pet Memorial Sunday Ceremony - September 8
Date: September 8, 2013
Venue/Place: Nicodemus Memorial Park at Baltimore Humane Society
1601 Nicodemus Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Contact: 410-833-8848 ext. 219
410-833-8848 ext. 219
On Sunday, September 8th at 1 p.m., the second annual Pet Memorial Sunday Ceremony will be held by Nicodemus Memorial Park at Baltimore Humane Society in observance of National Pet Memorial Day. The ceremony is for anyone who has experienced the loss of a beloved pet, no matter when or where the loss occurred.
The sense of grief when a pet passes can be overwhelming, but seldom is there opportunity to mourn and express that grief. Baltimore Humane Society takes the loss of a pet seriously and is inviting the public to the first annual Pet Memorial Sunday ceremony that will honor and express gratitude to all companion pets that have passed away.
Andrew Mazan, Nicodemus 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. Amanda Serafini, R.V.T, Baltimore Humane Society Registered Veterinary Technician, will speak on "Letting Go Without Guilt." Martha Harris, R.N. and participant in the Baltimore Humane Society’s free grief support group, will read an excerpt from her personal journal, and members from Dulaney Flute Ensemble will play during the flower ceremony. Flowers provided by Flowers and Fancies.
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.
All our pets create lasting memories. This ceremony will be an opportunity to remember and celebrate those loving bonds. It is part of the mission of Baltimore Humane Society to treat all beings with compassion and to treat the passing of pets with the same respect given to any family member.
Friends and family are also welcome. 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/
About the Baltimore Humane Society
The Baltimore Humane Society, founded in 1927 by Mrs. Elsie Seeger Barton, is an independent, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, which offers low-cost veterinary care to the public, and a pet cemetery with grief support services. We receive no operational funding from the local or federal governments, or any national animal welfare organizations. For more information about BHS, and how you can contribute, volunteer, adopt, or foster, please visit www.bmorehumane.org or call 410-833-8848.