Humane Society Introduces Rainbow Bridge To Aid Grieving Process

The Humane Society and SPCA of Hancock County has unveiled a new project to help people grieve the loss of a pet.

The Rainbow Bridge project is in conjunction with grief recovery classes that the humane society will be offering this fall.

Some people when they lose a pet say they have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.

We spoke with the humane society’s Natalie Reffitt about their new Rainbow Bridge and the importance of grieving for pets you have lost.

“Oftentimes people have had their pets for 10-plus years and when their pet passes on we don’t know what to do with ourselves,” Natalie said.



She says the Rainbow Bridge is a place where people can come to reflect on the relationship with their pet that has died. There’s even a spot where you can leave your pet’s collar.

Natalie says one of the most important parts of the grieving process is to not bottle it up inside, instead make sure you let yourself grieve.

Through a grant from the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation Natalie was able to become a Certified Grief Specialist.

The grief classes will begin in September and anyone interested in attending can email Natalie at [email protected] or call the humane society at 419-423-1664.

People interested in seeing and utilizing the Rainbow Bridge are asked to call the Humane Society and SPCA of Hancock County ahead of time.

See what animals the humane society has up for adoption currently by clicking here.