The Home has unveiled two sculptural memory trees, which aim to celebrate the lives of pets that we have lost, who have made an enormous impact on our lives.
We often welcome visitors to the Home who have recently lost a pet or need to surrender their dog or cat that they can no longer care for. Grieving the loss of pet or saying goodbye to an animal can be a sad and difficult experience.
These memory trees situated within our reflection garden area provide a beautiful way to memorialise a pet, by dedicating a leaf in the name of a beloved pet and use the garden as a space to reflect on the life of their dog or cat.
The loss of a pet can often lead to loneliness and depression and surrendering an animal can leave individuals with a strong sense of guilt. The Home hopes that the reflection garden and memory trees will be a positive step towards helping our community cope with these feelings. The garden and bespoke trees will help to promote a conversation about the importance of pet bereavement services, which the organisation hopes to offer our community in the future.Dedicate Leaf