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Fri, Jun 21


Hyde Park

DCSPCA Presents: Introduction to End of Life Considerations

The first in a quarterly series of workshops about caring for beloved companion animals through difficult end-of-life transitions.

DCSPCA Presents: Introduction to End of Life Considerations
DCSPCA Presents: Introduction to End of Life Considerations

Time & Location

Jun 21, 2024, 5:15 PM – 9:15 PM

Hyde Park, DCSPCA 634 Violet Ave, Hyde Park, NY 12538, USA

About the event

Dutchess County SPCA (DCSPCA) presents a series of in-person workshops as part of the organization’s Transitions program, which supports people as they care for their beloved companion animals through their pets’ end-of-life transitions.

The first workshop “End of Life Considerations,” is part of a quarterly series that will deal with different subject matter from both emotional and practical perspectives, and will be held on Friday, June 21, at DCSPCA in Hyde Park, NY.

Topics in the area of mental health will include: anticipatory grief, kids’ grief, and stages of grief. Practical topics will include: physical aging, terminal diagnoses, and palliative care.

The aim of the “End of Life Considerations” workshop, and all facets of DCSPCA’s Transitions program, is to help guide pet owners through the process of saying goodbye to their beloved companion animals.

The workshop will be led by Alison Irving Appleby, LMSW and Alberta Crum, DMV.

Alison Irving Appleby is a Social Worker, Pet Loss Grief Specialist, and lifelong animal lover. She combines clinical experience with hands-on learning through rescue work and direct animal care to support, guide, and validate end-of-life and post-transition grief in bereaved pet stewards.

Alberta Crum, DMV is a well-known and greatly respected veterinarian in the Dutchess County Community.

Alison Irving Appleby will also be leading a pet loss support group at DCSPCA on a bi-monthly basis beginning on July 27th at 10:30am.

The workshop is free to the public, but registration is required. Participants can register at this link:

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