Okaw Veterinary Clinic

140 W. Sale
Tuscola, IL 61953

(217)253-3221

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        Pet Memorials    

 




If you would like to have a story and/or photos posted, please send us an email with the information.

 

If you or someone you know is having a difficult time with the passing of a pet, please contact the C.A.R.E. Pet Loss Helpline at (217) 244-CARE or toll free at (877) 394-CARE. This service is free and confidential. If you do not speak to a person, please leave a message and they will return your call. The volunteers of the Helpline provide compassionate support for people experiencing grief over the loss of a companion animal.

 

Pet Memorials Items

Paws & Remember is located in Champaign. They have many urns, memorial frames, paw prints and other memorial items. 

 

 

The Rainbow Bridge
Inspired by a Norse Legend

By the edge of a wood, at the foot of a hill,
is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of a man and woman do run,
when their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,
is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and play,
til the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.


No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
for here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed, 
their bodies have healed with strength imbued. 

They romp through the grass, without even a care,
until one day they start, in sniff at the air. 
 All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.


For just that instant, their ears have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to eachother, these friends from long past,
the time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,
has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with the love that will last forever,
and then, side-by-side,
they cross over ... together.