"We know he's not up to any more steroid treatments. But what can I do?"
"I just found out she has cancer. I don't know what to do now and feel so alone."
"He is slowing down but seems happy...I feel just as tired as he does...is it normal to feel sad?"
"It seems like she doesn't need hospice yet. She's still doing okay with hydration treatments."
"I don't want to look into hospice care because it means I've accepted defeat."
These are the times to learn about animal hospice, for we can be of best assistance to you while your animal companion is still well. Join AHELP Project Director Michelle Nichols and others for 1.5 hours of warm stories and information, followed by an hour of sharing. You are welcome to come for either or both portions; if you wish to join us for the Support Circle, please arrive at 8:00.
- Resources to find home hospice support that suits your needs.
- In partnership with your veterinarian, learn about tools and strategies that can assist in the end-of-life journey.
- Gain insight into the grieving process, which in turn can help you cope with sadness before, during and after your animal companion's transition.
- Find comfort after your loss in the support from like-minded animal lovers.
Animal lovers like you seek the same loving care that their human loved ones had through hospice, and animal hospice and palliative care gives them the means to do so. Please begin to prepare now! Though this is a regularly scheduled event, we can be more of "A Help" while your animal is still relatively well.
Please note that attendance is limited. To ensure your place at the event, please "buy a ticket" with a small donation amount when you obtain a ticket, which allows us to bring the presentation at low cost. You are able to RSVP without a donation - please contact Michelle at michelle@AHELPProject.org to reserve your spot. Last minute planning? Please call to 916-705-9574.
Your animal companion is welcome; please bring a bed or comfy place for him or her to lay and a blanket if you're concerned about temperature. Consider bringing a photo or a memento for sharing if your animal friend isn't able to come or has already passed away. Tea, coffee and light snacks will be offered.
We meet in the Education Room of Seattle Veterinary Specialists in Kirkland. Go through the lobby, turn right down the hallway, and into the door directly ahead. We are looking forward to having you join our AHELP community!