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2017 Rainbow Bridge Walk



Event Type(s): Animals, Special Events / Holiday
Organization: Medina County Auditor
Description: Join Pet Lovers at the Sixth Annual Rainbow Bridge Walk

A loss of a pet can be heart-breaking. Many wish they had a way to honor and remember that relationship. The sixth annual Rainbow Bridge Walk on Sunday, September 17, provides an opportunity for pet owners who have lost a pet to come and walk across the Rainbow Bridge.

Mike Kovack, Medina County Auditor, is sponsoring the event at Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Rd. (State Route 162) in Lafayette Township in Medina at 1 p.m. with registration starting at 12:30 p.m. Admission is free.

“We encourage anyone who has recently or ever lost a pet to attend the walk,” said Kovack. “We have found this ceremony to be a powerful benefit to those who have suffered the loss of a beloved pet.”

The walk over the bridge symbolizes the pet’s walk to a wonderful new home after it passes away. At the bridge, pets are happy and are restored to perfect health.

“Pet owners attend to pay tribute to their pets and the love they shared. It is comforting for them to be with others who understand the loss,” said Char Arthur, founder and coordinator of the Rainbow Bridge Walk.

Attendees should feel free to bring other pets, but they should be on a non-retractable leash at all times. A pet blessing will be performed by Deacon Joe Loutzenhiser from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Hospice of the Western Reserve Bereavement Coordinator, JoDee Coulter of HMC Hospice of Medina, will be on hand to share a reflection and offer information on pet bereavement services while Randi Breese of Lodi will perform her original song, “Colors Fill the Sky.”

Other activities for the afternoon include a short memorial service, various remembrance activities and a one-mile Tribute Walk.

It has been requested that attendees bring dog or cat food donations for Medina County SPCA.

Sponsors are All Creatures Veterinary Clinic, Animal and Avian Medical Center, Animal Medical Centre of Medina, Biegel’s Plumbing, Boyert’s Greenhouse and Farm, The Flower Gallery, HMC Hospice of Medina County, Medina Veterinary Clinic, Seville Animal Hospital, Tender Loving Care Animal Hospital and Woof Wise Dog Training Center.

For more information, to view a video of last year’s event, to submit an online tribute, or to complete the requested registration form, please log on to
Address: 6335 Wedgewood Rd. (State Rt. 162)
Lafayette Township
Medina, Ohio 44256
Contact Name: Beth Kilchenman
Contact Phone: 330-725-9756
Contact Email:
More Info Link:
Date: Sunday, 9/17/2017
Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
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