National Pet Memorial Day

Photo by lorelei from san francisco, usa

Photo by lorelei from san francisco, usa

National Pet Memorial Day is recognized on the second Sunday in September each year.

Since humankind first domesticated animals, the death of a pet or an animal to which one has become emotionally bonded can be an intense loss, comparable with the death of a human loved one, or even greater depending on the individual. The death can be felt more intensely when the owner has made a decision to end the pet’s life through euthanasia.