WHAT IS A PET CHAPLAIN?
Interfaith animal chaplains provide a
variety of services to their community, including pet loss grief support, memorial services, prayer for animals who are sick or injured, being present at a clinic to comfort the bereaved, and providing support during surgery or euthanasia. Just like other clergy, they try to be there for the cyclical challenges of sharing your life with pets. As we become more and more connected to the animals with whom we share our homes, issues of illness and death become greater matters
of the heart. Sometimes we need support and this is where a chaplain is helpful.
We must collectively elevate our relationships with animals. Not only do they need our prayers and conscious intention to survive and thrive, but we need their wisdom and midwifery to higher realms of divine consciousness and experience, which they offer to us ever so generously. We must all become allies and advocate of Animal Ministry; bringing humans closer to spirit by fostering connections through co-existing and learning from animals.
We provide pet loss grief support and perform memorial services, pray for animals who are sick or injured, as well as many other services. We can come to a clinic to comfort the bereaved, hold hands (and hearts) during surgery or euthanasia, or perform a memorial service at the client’s home, track or barn, or in a park. Our philosophy is gentle and respectful.