We are looking for pet owner bereavement, loss, and grieving support groups In the Carteret County NC communities of Morehead City, Newport, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, and Harkers Island so that we can establish a directory of these meetups to help community residents with their loss. Please use the contact form below to send us information and we will post it in the article. Additionally, if you are interested in writing on this topic or other topics related to Carteret County NC interest then please Contact Us.
The loss of a pet is very traumatic for many people, and the grief experienced by those that have therapy animals can be especially complicated. The bereavement of children who are unable to understand death and dying is very difficult.
Losing a pet, therapy animal, or service animal is no different than the loss of a human being for many people so we felt it important to begin a series on this topic in hopes that it reaches people in the community to start opening up and talking with others as a way to heal, bring awareness and education to the emotional, psychological, and many times physical pain that people experience when grieving the death of family member be it a dog, cat, bird, snake, or horse.
If you are experiencing emotional pain that you feel is unsafe, please call 911 or a local 24 hour crisis provider.
Discussions and Comments
As someone who has lost a pet, therapy animal, or service animal, what can you offer to help others in Morehead City or Newport deal with their grief? What local support services are there?
As a therapist or some other professional, what are the steps in grieving the loss of something important in our lives? What are some local resources and groups to help with the grief of pet owners?
What can be done to help children in Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, or Beaufort that have suddenly lost pets and don’t understand?
Are there any other offline online support groups in Carteret County NC that help people in this area?
Other areas covered by this article: Cape Carteret, Pine Knoll Shores, Salter Path, Indian Beach, Marshallberg, Bettie, Cedar Island, Harlowe, and Peletier.