Generations Magazine- Crossing the Rainbow Bridge - Image 01For many people, a pet is their best friend and loyal confidant. Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when you have to make the difficult decision of saying good-bye because your pet is suffering, or no longer enjoying a good quality of life. The Hawaiian Humane Society offers euthanasia and cremation services for pets who are ready to cross the Rainbow Bridge.

In the emotional period following your pet’s death, it’s important to know that no two people grieve the same. Recovering from grief often involves finding positive ways to fill the void created by the loss.

There are many ways to celebrate your pet’s life to help you during the grieving process:

  • Record happy memories in a journal or a letter.
  • Make a photo album or collage.
  • Plan a memorial service.
  • Volunteer to help animals.
  • Make a donation in memory of your pet to the Humane Society.
  • Your pet’s name will be listed in the Society’s community newsletter.

Grieving the loss of a pet is natural and anyone struggling can attend the Pet Loss Support Group. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hawaiian Humane Society. Meetings are facilitated by counselor Rosemarie Grigg.

While a pet may be gone, their memory lives on with the people who loved them.


Hawaiian Humane Society
808-356-2222 |