The truth is that all losses, animal or human, can plunge you into despair and may signal the beginning of a profound spiritual-emotional journey. Like grief for humans, grief for animal companions can be dealt with over time and in stages. The St. Tammany Humane Society provides a safe and natural environment for you to share and heal as you receive comfort and support. On the first Saturday of each month at 9 am the STHS hosts "Goodbye is Never Easy," a pet loss grief gathering held by Bonnie Weimer Poirier of Peaceful Planet Pets. This month's meeting will be held Saturday September 7th. All meeting are at the St. Tammany Humane Society, 20384 Harrison Ave. For more information check www.sthumane.org.