They’re not ‘just pets.’ They’re family.

A woman sits inside a modest chapel in Zephyrhills, and her voice is shaking. She's describing the loss of a loved one, and the guilt she feels about that loss. A chaplain and a therapist sit with her and listen, then try to comfort her by sharing their own perspectives. Her grief is natural, they say, and a normal part of life. Beginning that afternoon, she takes important steps on her … [Read more...]