Remembrance service for pets
RESIDENTS who have lost a pet will have a chance to remember them this weekend.
Pet funeral director Wendy Laxton will hold a combined service for deceased pets on Sunday.
The service will take place at Knox Park, Murwillumbah, and begin at 10.30am.
Ms Laxton said pets were important and helped make a house a home.
“It’s only fair to them we give them the send-off they deserve, when the time to say goodbye arrives,” Ms Laxton said.
“This service will help people through the grieving process and will be performed like a regular funeral, but without the burial.
“We don’t always realise how much our pets mean to us until they are gone.”
Service attendees will also be given the chance to make a remembrance plaque for their beloved pets.
“Making the plaques is something I do as part of my service,” Ms Laxton said.
“I will bring along all the craft items for people to make them or they can order one through me.
“It is a beautiful way to remember your pets, and the service helps you through the grieving process.”
Residents who wish to attend the service are asked to meet Ms Laxton in the park near the fountain.
Service attendees are asked to give a donation for the service.
Pensioners will be given a discount for the service and for the remembrance plaques.
All residents who have lost a pet are invited to attend the service.