PET-LOVING people in the Black Country are invited to take part in a walk to remember their four-legged friends.

The Dignipets Memorial Walk will be held at Baggeridge Country Park, off Wodehouse Lane, near Sedgley, Sunday August 28 from 11am.

Dignipets is a mobile veterinary service specialising in hospice and end-of-life care, which provides veterinary support at home for poorly pets, plus 24/7 end-of-life emergency care.

The practice has organised a free memorial walk for pet owners that have needed Dignipets previously or for anyone who just wants to take time to pay tribute to their past pets

Maja Redfern, one of Dignipets' veterinary surgeons, said: "We are holding the walk so that people can come together with other pet owners in memory of pets that have passed away.

"People can either bring current pets for the walk or just come and join us to stroll through the beautiful setting of Baggeridge.

“I am walking for all the pets I helped crossing over the rainbow bridge in the last few years. The loss of a pet is sadly something every pet owner will eventually have to deal with. What better way to pay tribute then walking together in memory of?

"We have seen so many pets over the years and we really work hard to make sure their final moments at home are the best they can be. We also know just how much pets mean to their family and how pet bereavement can affect pet owners and we want to acknowledge that."

The event will also feature the Dignipets veterinary team to give information on elderly, hospice and end of life pet care.

Anyone attending is asked to meet at Baggeridge's main car park, located off Wodehouse Lane.

For more information see the Dignipets Facebook page or email