A loss of a pet can be heart-breaking. Many wish they had a way to honor and remember that relationship. The eighth annual Rainbow Bridge Walk on Sunday, September 15, provides an opportunity for pet owners who have lost a pet to come and pay tribute to their pets and the love they shared.
Mike Kovack, Medina County Auditor, is sponsoring the event at Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Rd. (State Route 162) in Lafayette Township in Medina, with registration starting at 12:30 pm and the program starting at 1 pm. Admission is free.
“We encourage anyone who has recently lost a pet to attend the walk,” said Kovack. “Each year over 100 people who have suffered the loss of a beloved pet have found this ceremony to be a powerful benefit.”
The walk over the bridge at the park symbolizes the pet’s walk to a wonderful new home after it passes away and awaits its reunion with its owner.
“It is comforting for attendees to be with others who understand the loss,” said Char Arthur, founder and coordinator of the Rainbow Bridge Walk.
Attendees should feel free to bring other pets, but they should be on a non-retractable leash at all times. The event features a short memorial service, a pet blessing, various remembrance activities and a one-mile Tribute Walk.
This year’s sponsors are All Creatures Vet Clinic, Animal Medical Centre, Awesome Paws, Barberton Animal Clinic – Wadsworth, Biegel’s Plumbing, Excellence in Eye Care, Medina Vet Clinic, Metropolitan Animal Hospital, Tender Loving Care.
For more information, to complete the requested registration form, to submit an online tribute, or view a video of the event, please log on to www.rainbowbridgewalk.com.
Contact: Beth Kilchenman
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