In recognition of National Pet Memorial Day, the Emerson Forum is presenting a program to honor pets and the lessons about life and love they teach their human companions Saturday, Sept. 7.
The program will be held at the Stetson College of Law Center in downtown Tampa, 1700 N. Tampa St., starting at 10 a.m.
During the conference, three professionals will share their wisdom, experience and emotions in living with pets and in dealing with difficult end-of-life decisions that face all pet owners.
Dr. Dani McVety, the founder of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, will provide the keynote address on “What We Can Learn About Life from the Death of a Pet.”
Nikki McQueen, the vice president of Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center will describe the common grief shared by pet owners in dealing with the death of loved ones—both human and animal.
An Brock Leach, vice president of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, will share his perspectives as a pet owner, chaplain and international business executive.
All attending the conference will have opportunities to discuss their own experiences in small group discussions. Refreshments will be served.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.emersonforum.tix.com for $35.