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Most of us share an intense love and bond with our animal companions, so it’s natural to feel devastated by feelings of grief and sadness when a cherished pet dies. The pain of loss can often feel overwhelming and trigger all sorts of painful and difficult emotions. While some people may not understand the depth of feeling you had for your pet, you should never feel guilty or ashamed about grieving for an animal friend. For many of us, a pet is not “just a cat,” but rather a beloved member of our family, bringing companionship, fun, and joy to our lives. A pet can add structure to your day, keep you active and social, help you to overcome setbacks and challenges in life, and even provide a sense of meaning or purpose. So, when a beloved pet dies, it’s normal to feel a painful sense of grief and loss.

Here at BCWR we love each and every cat and kitten as if they are our own regardless of their age or the amount of time we have spent with them. Be it a moment, hours, days, weeks, months or years each cat or kitten that has touched our lives has entered our hearts.

Here at BCWR we have regular Paws at Peace events in our Memory Garden around our Tree of Light

Paws at Peace Stories

Children and Bereavement - Children and Bereavement A child’s first experience of bereavement – whether they are dealing with the loss of a parent, grandparent or even a beloved… read more
Jigsaw - Jigsaw now joins our Paws at Peace Jigsaw: from being a very frightened cat to one of our most loving and affectionate family members. At… read more
Jigsaw - Jigsaw Jigsaw arrived at the rescue in March 2018. She began her rescue life quite timid and kept herself tucked away until she got to… read more
Norman - Norman In memory of Norman and a lasting legacy to help many other fragile cats with extra special needs we have decided to continue with… read more