Press Release: National Pet Memorial Day

By on September 6, 2014

Below is a press release with information regarding the upcoming celebration of National Pet Memorial Day, brought to you by our Pet Partner, Paws to Angels. For event information, see our Events page for more gatherings like this one.

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Chérie Fry Owner/Founder




Omaha, NE (September 6, 2014) – Paws To Angels Pet Hospice & Memorial Center and Midlands Humane Society of Council Bluffs IA will celebrate National Pet Memorial Day on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Rivers Edge Park in Council Bluffs, IA, with a Memorial Pack (dog) Walk: 12:30pm, Celebration of Life Services: 1:00pm, following services: Memorial Wall & Carnation Vigil ( we are asking families to bring pictures of those pets they are remembering), and Pet Blessings. Paws To Angels understands the strong bond between pets and owners, “We hope to educate people about the grief process that occurs when a beloved pet dies and aims to increase awareness of the many options available to memorialize pets who have passed away.” said Cherie Fry of Paws To Angels “Midlands Humane Society is pleased to partner with Paws to Angels Pet Loss Center to support National Pet Memorial Day. Pets hold a special place in our lives and we hope you can join us to celebrate our furry friends, both past and present.”Said Michelle Miller of Midlands Humane Society.

Paws To Angels is a member of the Pet Loss Professionals Alliance. PLPA members and pet loss providers around the country will commemorate the day by holding memorial services, pet blessings, candlelight vigils and other events in their community. The general public may visit to find a list of events being held near them, post an online memorial for deceased pets and view a list of ways to remember past pets. Anyone interested in discussing memorializing a pet may contact Paws To Angels Pet Hospice & Memorial Center at (402)507-0585 or visit

National Pet Memorial Day was originally created in 1972 by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries in recognition of the importance of remembering beloved lost pets. The day is always celebrated on the second Sunday in September.

“It’s incredibly important for people to grieve whatever loss they may experience in their lives,” said Cherie Fry, Owner/Founder of Paws To Angels. “Pets are a part of the modern family and are sometimes the only ‘children’ a ‘pet parent’ may have in their lives. We want to assist them in expressing their love, accepting their grief and remembering these family members in a meaningful way.”

Founded in 2009, the PLPA is dedicated to providing education and opportunities for professional growth for providers of pet-related death care services. It is a committee of the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association.

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