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Dayton Rotary Club Learns About Pet Meadow Services

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    Larry Wadzeck, Julia Rocha, Katherine Freitas, Speaker Jon Eric Bjorling, Dr. Luke Chachere, Ken Davis, Chris Shumaker.

Jon Eric Bjorling brought a very informative presentation to the Rotary Club. He is an LSU graduate and has been an active member of the IAOPCC for eight years. Bjorling is a certified Pet Funeral Director, Pet Crematory Operator, and Pet Bereavement Counselor.

The Pet Meadow believes in the importance of offering new state-of-the-art services and memorial products for grieving families. Interestingly, all Rotarians and guests were pet owners, and this particular program was one that piqued their interest and a topic that hits home to all pet owners.

The Houston Pet Meadow office is only one of two in Texas that offers such a wide variety of services and is a partnership service of the Chachere Vet Clinic.

“Pet Meadow knows that saying goodbye to a special family member can be overwhelming. Our certified pet bereavement counselors are there to sensitively support you and your pet through this difficult time. We understand your special and unique relationship with your pet and we personally work with you to create a way to best memorialize and honor your pet’s life,” stated Bjorling.

Several available aftercare options include individual vs private cremation, attended cremation, and communal cremation. The program also covered memorialization ideas, including capturing cherished memories through journals, photo albums, drawings, sculptures, or needlework projects.

“Creating a keepsake has become very popular over the past few years, and we can do this through jewelry, an ink paw print such as a charm, necklace or bracelet, or other unique ways,” Bjorling told the group.

He brought several keepsake articles for the Rotarians to view. Pet Meadow offers services that include being open seven days a week with 24/7 telephone support, free medical waste services, professional courtesy to service dogs and K9 police dogs, a large selection of urns, in-home pickup available and same-day service availability.

Bjorling talked about pet bereavement training offered to veterinary clinics and staff. Tips for coping with the loss of a pet were also discussed, and the group asked many questions. If anyone is interested in more information, the website was given out along with a pamphlet for all in attendance.

The Dayton Rotary Club meets every Thursday at noon at the Dayton Community Center for lunch and a program. They would like to invite those interested in joining this service-oriented group to join them next Thursday.