‘It’s only an animal, get over it!’ is a cruel and heartless comment, but one that those grieving the death of a beloved companion animal are all too often confronted with. Even when friends, family, teachers, social workers, and colleagues are more tactful, it is often the case that many people simply do not understand the impact of losing a beloved pet.
2-8 December is National Grief Awareness Week, spearheaded by The Good Grief Trust who share many wonderful resources to raise awareness and provide support to the bereaved. In this post Kris Hill from the Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) raises awareness of companion animal loss and shares some resources that may help those suffering.
Tuesday 12 Dec 2023, Committee Room 10, Palace of Westminster, House of Commons, London. 5.30-8.30pm. RVSP Here.
This looks set to be a unique and inspiring evening! The line-up of excellent speakers includes SCAS chairperson, Dr. Elizabeth Ormerod.
Follow link for more information: https://apdawg.co.uk/dec-2023-meeting
Do you have a way with words and experience with public engagement and/or web design and web-based communications? Are you passionate about the relationship between people and animals? If so, SCAS has two volunteer roles in our Communications Team that might interest you!
International Human-Animal Bond Day is celebrated on November 8th each year to recognise, highlight and celebrate our animal companions and the wonderful relationships we can build with them. #IHABDay #HABA #HumanAnimalBond
The experts at iCatCare have produced a really helpful set of resources to help meet feline needs. The attractive posters are free to download and suitable for posting in veterinary centres, animal shelters and other contexts. Covering a range of issues for owners wishing to optimise their cat’s quality of life, they include great advice on encouraging your cat to eat and drink at home, the five pillars of a healthy feline environment, signs of pain, and cat friendly resources to support toileting, feeding, play, travel, scent communication, and safety & comfort.
Kris Hill from the Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) discusses how to keep cats feeling safe and secure during the spooky season.
The Society for Companion Animal Studies’ Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place online on Tuesday 21st November 2023 at 7pm (UK time). All SCAS members are welcome to attend; a link and documents will be sent out ahead of the event.
If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact us.
This year’s conference, ‘Are pets really good for us? The role of pets in mental and physical health‘, will focus on the evidence-based research demonstrating how human-animal interactions support our physical and mental health.
Book a place now! Reduced rates for SCAS members and students. Recording will be available to all registered participants.