Dealing with Pet loss


We know that losing a pet can leave an impact greater than the loss of a family member or friend. After the loss of your animal, it is natural to feel grief and sorrow. Different individuals grieve differently and sometimes you need someone to talk to.

Here are some links and additional information that you may find helpful in dealing with the loss of your pet.

Support Groups/Services:

Paw To Heart Animal Bereavement Support Services
Offers monthly support groups free of charge to the community. Groups are open to anyone mourning the loss of an animal companion through death or separation. We also address euthanasia, quality of life issues and ‘universal grief.’ Educational literature isavailable at each meeting, and we often close with a guided imagery exercise.
Paw To Heart meets at: The Long Island Veterinary Specialists Center (“LIVS”)
Conference Room
163 South Service Road
Plainview, NYThe last Monday of each month. Please contact Medea D. Berkman-Group Facilitator for further details or to attend. PH: 516-785-6416
E-Mail- pawtoheart@usa.net Website- www.pawtoheart.org

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Bideawee Pet Loss Support Groups

WANTAGH – PET MEMORIAL PARK: 516.785.6153

WESTHAMPTON – PET MEMORIAL PARK: 631.325.0219

 

Helpful links:

Regency Forest

Bideawe

 

Pet Loss Support – grief counseling phone numbers:

Chicago VMA
630-325-1600

Colorado State University, Argus Institute
970-297-1242

Cornell University
607-253-3932

University of Illinois
217-244-CARE (2273) or 877-394-CARE (2273)

Michigan State University
517-432-2696

P&G Pet Care, Pet Loss Support Hotline
888-332-7738

The Ohio State University
614-292-1823

Tufts University
508-839-7966

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
540-231-8038

Washington State University
509-335-5704 or 866-266-8635