Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will offer a bereavement support group to help adults cope with loss following the death of a beloved pet. \u00a0 The group will be held on three consecutive Thursdays, from 1 until 2:30, beginning April 20 and running through May 4. The group will meet at the offices of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County in Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center at I-Park. \u00a0I-Park is \u00a0at 761 Main Avenue (Route 7) on the Norwalk\/Wilton town line. \u00a0\u00a0 \u201cPets enrich our lives and provide us with companionship, emotional support and unconditional love,\u201d said the Rev. Karen Judd, an interfaith minister and grief counselor with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. \u201cGiven the intense and meaningful bond that exists between people and animals, it is natural to experience devastation when a pet dies.\u201d \u00a0 \u201cWhile there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the anguish of losing a pet,\u201d she said. \u201cParticipants in this support group will be offered a safe place to express their feelings of sorrow and loss. They will find acceptance, comfort, empathy and support.\u201d \u00a0 The pet loss bereavement support group is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required. \u00a0For more information, or to pre-register, call Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-834-6341, ext. 255.