Target: The Humane Society of Michigan
Goal: Praise the Humane Society of Michigan for developing grief support groups for those who have recently lost a pet
The Humane Society of Michigan is currently in the process of creating support groups to help those who have recently lost a pet. Pets can be our best friends and our closest family members, but society often doesn’t treat the loss of a dog or a cat with the same importance as the loss of a fellow human. Giving people the chance to share their experiences and feel as though someone else cares can have a profound impact on their ability to cope. For this, the Humane Society deserves our gratitude.
The Paw Prints Grief Support Group will be a place for those grieving or having difficulty getting through the loss of a pet to speak openly, share photos and stories, and learn from the experiences of others. It is the first pet support group offered by an organization with a national presence. Meetings will be held during the first Saturday of every month starting in 2013.
Losing a pet can often be overwhelming. Because pets depend on their owners, such a loss often leaves people with feelings of anger and guilt. Owners are also responsible for the disposal of the body, which can be too painful to bear and leave lasting scars. The Humane Society of Michigan’s contribution to help those suffering from a loss will no doubt have a powerful impact on communities and animal lovers. Please sign the petition below to show your gratitude for such a worthy cause, one that will hopefully spread across the nation.
Dear Michigan Humane Society,
Starting next year you will be offering a free support group for those dealing with the loss of a pet. Because society often doesn’t place as much importance on the loss of a dog or cat as that of our other loved ones it can be very difficult for those dealing with a loss to feel as though someone else understands what they are going through. Paw Prints will certainly help people all over Michigan get through such a difficult time.
Thank you for giving the people of Michigan the help and support they need to ease the pain of losing a loved one. We hope that your dedication to pets and their owners will influence the rest of the country so everyone who needs it will have access to a support group.
[Your Name Here]
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