Dr. Damon Leigh adamantly believes that there is no legitimate
substitute for first-rate, professional veterinary care in maintaining
and, when necessary, restoring the physical health of your pet.
Every pet parent should see to it that their pet is regularly examined
and cared for by a competent, compassionate and duly licensed
veterinarian. To deviate from this accepted norm of good pet care
would be highly irresponsible, to say the least.
That having been said, The Pet Pastor also believes in the power of
prayer and meditation as a additional tool that we have available to us
to use in advancing your pet's physical healing processes and for
transmitting comfort and tranquility to your pet's indwelling spirit to
also aid in healing. We certainly do not hesitate to offer up
prayers to The Almighty when our human family members or friends are in
need of Divine assistance when suffering through physical ailment or
infirmity. Why then should we not also make this effort on behalf
of our pets? In doing so, we shall simply and humbly prevail upon
Our Heavenly Father to restore to perfect health an innocent, suffering
being of His own perfect creation.
Dr. Leigh believes that all our prayers are answered by God.
Sometimes, however, in His infinite wisdom (but to our own dismay), His
answer is "No". In such circumstances, ours is not to reason
why... ours is but to accept the inevitable. In the interest of
being humane, it may become necessary to assist the suffering pet's
immortal spirit in its struggle to divest itself of the misery-laden
confines of a deteriorating physical body. When all reasonable
hope of recovery is lost and there is no longer any viable alleviation
of suffering available, we must consider allowing a compassionate veterinarian to
euthanize our beloved pet.
If you are faced with this heartrending prospect, The Pet Pastor is
available to serve you and your pet's spiritual needs. Before the
final act of euthanasia, we shall pray together for the spiritual well
being of your pet as he prepares to depart from the travail of this
mortal existence for the bliss of the life beyond. We shall
supplicate the benevolent intercession of God and St. Francis on his
behalf that his transcendence is comfortable and peaceful.
After your beloved pet has been freed from his mortal suffering, you
will undoubtedly experience the pain of grief. Even though your
heart tells you that you have done the right thing, it is nonetheless
human to feel the distress of loss. At such time, The Pet Pastor
can spiritually assist you in your own recovery with
Leigh if ever your need arises. You ought not to bear this heavy