When you're missing your animal companion, Pet Bereavement Support Group can help

Pets aren’t just part of our lives. Often, they’re part of our family. And when a beloved companion animal dies, the pain can be nearly overwhelming.

Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) has organized a Pet Bereavement Support Group to help those who have lost a beloved friend. The group is peer-based, facilitated by RASKC volunteers. They share stories, provide each other with an understanding heart, and a shoulder to lean on.

Meetings are held the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the King County Pet Adoption Center, 21615 64th Ave S., Kent.

Volunteer opportunities

Would you like to help people who are dealing with the loss of a beloved pet? RASKC is seeking volunteers to assist with the Pet Bereavement Support Group, especially to help co-facilitate meetings.

If you're interested in this volunteer opportunity, visit their volunteer page to download an application. For more information about volunteering for RASKC, contact volunteer program manager Sarah Luthens at 206-296-3946 or


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