Peace For Grieving Animal-Lovers


ladywithdogBy Jess Moran ~ One of only a handful in the world of its kind, the Cave Creek’s Pet Chapel at Guardian Ranch is a non-denominational place of peace and comfort for those who are mourning the loss of an animal companion.

“Pet families don’t always have a place to grieve,” says Carrie Singer, founder and director of the Animal Guardian Network. “I think having a place that feels sacred is important in the healing process.”

Open seven days a week, the chapel is located on site at Guardian Ranch. Mourners may write epitaphs of their lost pets in the Book of Remembrance, as well as find comfort with the resident therapy animals, one of whom is a rescued horse named Spirit.

As a new resource to the community, the Pet Chapel is in need of volunteers and artists for the Blessing Garden and other projects.

“Pets don’t have to leave anonymously,” Singer says. “Let people know their legacies!”

For location and more information on how to get involved, contact Singer, at carrie@animalguardiannetwork.org. To reach her by phone, call 623.780.1604 or 602.568.5636. Visit www.animalguardiannetwork.org/healing_heart_pet_chapel.html. |CST

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