BOSTON, MA (September, 2020) — Although the mission of Animal Talks champions the fight for animals, especially those that are dying, sick or abused, the actual daily work of Animal Chaplain and Credentialed Pet Grief Counselor Rev. Kaleel Sakakeeny and the Animal Talks team is about helping people cope with the grief and pain that is felt when a beloved pet dies.
Readers find chapters such as: Grieve Like a Child; My Promise to You; When Kids Lose Their Animal Friends; and Pets and the Afterlife.
As one reader said, “You have done what others could not... So glad that this topic is now in a national publication and your new ebook, via YOU! Grief is grief, no matter the species.”
Sakakeey was inspired to pen the book based on the many counseling sessions he had led with those who have lost their beloved pets.
"They come to Animal Talks from everywhere," Sakakeeny says. "From Germany, England, Los Angeles, Iowa, Boston...grief knows no geography. But I had nothing tangible for them to hold on to at the end of our sessions to take away with them."
Sakakeeny hopes the new ebook complements his counseling to create more of a lasting, stronger impact. Either is helpful on its own; the combination packs a more powerful punch.
“Very often,” Kaleel says, when all the caring people and loving friends and family leave us alone in our sadness, we have no place to turn. I hope A Journey Through Pet Loss is the kind of book the mourner can turn to at night when the loss is particularly strong or when comfort and help with grief are immediately needed.”
Rev. Sakakeeny recently launched Animaltalksinc.com, home of the animal-oriented nonprofit that focuses on the human-animal bond and pet loss grief, and he is one of the few ordained animal chaplains in the country. He is also a prominent, credentialed pet grief counselor whose focus is on the acute suffering that often happens when a person’s beloved animal friend has died.
A Journey Through Pet Loss and Grief is available for download for$10. Animal Talks is a nonprofit, 501.c.3 charity and all donations to Animal Talks Inc. are tax deductible. PayPal and credit cards are accepted.
“Because the grief services are free,” adds Sakakeeny, “our nonprofit is totally dependent on gifts and donations, and these funds, including the purchase of the new ebook”