“Furrever Missed” Pet Healing Workshop

Many pet owners nowadays refer to their pets as “furkids”, “babies” etc. They are undoubtedly treated and loved as part of the family. Unfortunately, that also means when pet owners face the inevitable death of their animal companions, the pain that comes with the loss is just as deep as losing a human companion. However, this sorrow is not well understood by others.

To help pet owners who have lost their pets cope with the grieving process, the SPCA is partnering with Council Care Comfort Group (CCCG) to host the “Furrever Missed” Pet Healing Workshop. Under the guidance of a registered social worker, participants will express their thoughts and wishes for their lost pet through curated activities. These include a sharing session that brings people with similar experiences under one roof to support each other on their healing journey. (The workshop is free of charge)

Workshop activities:

  • Creation of a photo frame
  • Sharing with others
  • Light refreshment

We’d also like to encourage you to visit SPCA’s Never Too Old to Love bereavement website which offer resources and a network to support the difficult times of losing a pet. It also includes a Pet Memorial Wall where pet owners can commemorate their beloved pet and celebrate their life.


CCCG

Council Care Comfort Group

The Comfort Care Concern Group (CCCG) was established in 1987 as a non-profit making charitable organisation. Its aims are to promote comfort care to the terminally ill and their families, as well as the bereaved. CCCG is an agency member of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service and receives funding support from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and The Community Chest of Hong Kong.

Heidi Tang

Ms. Heidi Tang

Counselor (Registered Social Worker), The Comfort Care Concern Group (CCCG)

In addition to the CCCG implementing an animal end-of-life and bereavement service in 2015, Heidi has her own experience with pet loss and bereavement, and understands the difficulties one faces after the loss of a beloved pet. CCCG’s programme aims to support pet owners as they head towards the end of their pet’s life, as well as help them cope with their grief and adjust to life after their loss. Individual counseling, therapeutic groups, remembrance programme, and life and death education are included.


Terms & Conditions:

  • Participants must be aged 18 or above.
  • No pets are allowed in the workshop.
  • The workshop is free of charge, but participants must pay a deposit of HK$300 via credit card (Visa/Master) when registering online. Upon successful completion of the workshop, part of the deposit (HK$270) will be refunded to participants via direct transfer three weeks after the workshop. Each participant will be required to fill in a refund form and 10% of the deposit (HK$30) will be charged as administrative expenses.
  • For any reason a participant chooses to be absent from the workshop, no refund of the deposit will be arranged. The full deposit will instead be used to support the medical and daily expenses of animals at the SPCA.
  • Participants must register online before the deadline. Quotas are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Participants will receive a confirmation email from the SPCA within two working days after registration. Participants are required to pay the deposit in full within one week of receiving the email to secure their spot. Otherwise, the registration is considered unsuccessful.
  • Please arrive in the classroom 10 minutes before the workshop starts.
  • The SPCA has the right to use photos and videos taken in both courses for public display or promotion purposes.
  • The SPCA reserves the right to cancel the workshop if the number of successful registrations falls under the minimum number of participants. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. In such a case, we will contact the participants via phone within 48 hours before the start of the class and arrange a full refund.
  • Once a participant registers for this workshop, he/she understands and agrees to comply with the SPCA’s Data Privacy Policy. Click here to read more.

Date

29 June (Saturday)

Time

15:00 – 18:00

Location

Classroom 3, 2/F, SPCA Jockey Club Centennial Centre, 38 Cheung Fai Road, Tsing Yi, N.T.

Language

Cantonese

Fee

Free of charge

Number of participants

8 – 10