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New Booklet Helping Children Through Pet Loss, March 2010

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Marilyn George, author and publisher, recently published a 32-page booklet geared to helping children cope with the loss of a beloved pet. Helping Children Through Pet Loss is a carefully chosen selection of tools for a parent or guardian to use in helping a child to understand, accept and move through the grieving process in a healthy and healing manner.

Included in the booklet are stories about life cycles that can be shared with the child, instructive articles by prominent pet-grief specialists, suggestions for exercises to help both the the adult and child understand what the child is feeling, and charming illustrations by Brattleboro, Vermont, artist Sara Adam. Helping Children Through Pet Loss is an indispensable guide for any adult who desires to support and assist a child through the grieveing process that follows the death of a beloved pet.

The soft cover booklet is 5.5” x 8.5”, and retails for $5.99 (shipping included). It is available in wholesale quantities to veterinarians, pet crematories and humane societies (with custom imprinting if requested). The booklet is also included (when appropriate) in the White Rose “going home” packages that accompany the final cremains of cremated pets.

George’s lifetime of affection and compassion for animals led the accomplished businesswoman to find her calling in helping other people cope with the loss of their own cherished pets. She and Steve Hellus, founded White Rose Pet Crematory in Brattleboro, Vermont in 2002. They focus on providing a warm, comforting and healing experience for those in mourning, and on helping others celebrate the gifts of love they have shared with their companion animals.

In March of 2009 George published Gifts of Love: Inspiring Words to Cope with Pet Loss Grief, a 32-page soft cover booklet created to help grief-stricken people cope with the trauma of losing their “best friends,” not only by helping them to grieve the deaths of their pets, but also by encouraging them to continue to celebrate the lives of their beloved companions. Gifts of Love contains compassionately chosen words of comfort, sorrow, joy and wisdom.

For more information on Helping Children Through Pet Loss (ISBN 978-0-9844402-0-7) and/or Gifts of Love (ISBN 978-0-615-22219-6), or to place an order, contact Marilyn George, 884 South Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301, at 802-254-4749 or www.whiterosepet.com.