Pet Loss Resources|
(Many hotlines listed by state, below, will also return calls nationwide.)
970-297-1242 - Argus Institute for Families and Veterinary
Medicine, Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching
Hospital, Ft. Collins - M/F 9am-5pm MT. Call and leave a
message and a counselor will return your call.
See the Counselor listing under Ft. Collins, below, for more
DC: (202) 966-2171 - The PAL Pet Loss Comfort Line
can be accessed by calling the PAL office in Washington,
D.C., Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5 pm. You will be
referred to a PAL counselor. http://www.peopleanimalslove.org/our_programs.php#petloss,
Florida: (352) 392-4700 - University of Florida
School of Veterinary Medicine. If someone is not available
to talk with you when you call, your call will be returned
within 24 hours on weekdays. Weekend calls will be returned
on Monday. Calls returned anywhere within the US.
Illinois: (630) 325-1600 - Chicago Veterinary Medical
Association (see "Support Groups"); leave message,
calls will be returned between 7-9 pm CST; long-distance
calls will be returned collect.
Illinois: (877) 394-2273 - University of Illinois
CARE Pet Loss Helpline - (toll-free) Sun/T/Th 7-9pm CST;
voice mail messages will be returned. Local calls: (217)
Iowa: 319-338-3357 - Johnson County Humane Society
HelpLine, JCHS, P.O. Box 2775, Iowa City, IA 52244-2775,
Maryland: (540) 231-8038 - Virginia-Maryland Regional
College of Veterinary Medicine, T/Th 6-9 PM ET,
Maryland: See DC.
(508) 839-7966 - Tufts University veterinary school; M-F 6-9
pm ET; calls from outside Massachusetts will be returned at
no charge. For more information, visit
Michigan: (517) 432-2696 - Pet Loss Support Hotline,
Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine,
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 6:30-9:30 pm ET
New Jersey: (800) 404-PETS - PetFriends hotline.
Outside of NJ Dial (856) 234-4688. Phones answered 24 hours
New Jersey: (732) 542-0040 - Monmouth County SPCA -
Bob Szita MS, LPC, Co-Director of Contemporary Counseling
Center of Marlboro, NJ and Pet Loss Counselor for the
Monmouth County SPCA will return calls at no charge to the
New York: (607) 253-3932 - Cornell University Pet
Loss Support Hotline, T/Th 6-9 pm ET; messages will be
New York: (877) GRIEF-10 - ASPCA -
You can also e-mail questions to Dr. Stephanie LaFarge at http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/ask-the-expert/ask-the-expert-pet-loss/
Ohio: (614) 292-1823 - The Ohio State University
Companion Animal Listening Line, M-F 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST,
Sat-Sun 10 am - 4 pm EST; voice-mail messages will be
returned. (Most hotline volunteers are veterinary students,
therefore hours are dependant on volunteer availability and
may be more limited during summer months.)
Texas: (214) 461-5131 - SPCA of Texas, Dallas. All
calls are returned within 24 hours.
Virginia: (540) 231-8038 - Virginia-Maryland Regional
College of Veterinary Medicine, T/Th 6-9 PM ET,
Virginia: See DC.
(866) 266-8635 or (509) 335-5704 - Washington State
also offers e-mail support at email@example.com
- Canada: 519-824-4120
x53694 - Pet Loss Support Hotline, Teaching Hospital,
Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph,
ON N1G 2W1. Tuesday - Thursday 6:00 pm -9:00 pm ET. An
answering service is available outside regular hotline
Great Britain - 0800 096 6606 - Society for
Companion Animal Studies, 8:30 am-8:30 pm. daily. (UK
only including northern Ireland). The support line is
open from 8.30am - 8.30pm every day. All calls are free
and confidential from a landline. If calling from a
mobile phone, some phone networks may charge. Support is
provided by trained volunteers. http://www.scas.org.uk/1970/pet-loss-support-.html
Also offers e-mail suppport - firstname.lastname@example.org
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and Losing a Pet:
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Loss of a Pet
by Wallace Sife, Ph.D. rev. ed. NY Howell Book
Good Grief: Finding Peace After
Pet Loss - www.goodgriefpetloss.com
by Sid Korpi, Healy House Books 2009
This book shows you how to: Emotionally prepare for a
pet's euthanasia - understand when it's time, View death not as an
ending, but (as animals see it) a natural transformation, Take care of
yourself around insensitive people, Memorialize and celebrate your pet's
life, Move on after your loss and love again.
A beautiful site with poems and the ability to post pictures of your
departed pet for others to view.
Love and Loss Network (ALLN)
The Animal Love And Loss Network (ALLN) seeks to bring together those
who are mourning the injury, illness or loss of an animal companion. We
also represent and support those who are working to end the exploitation
and suffering of all animals. Weekly online forums to discuss your loss
Garden of Rest
A beautiful website offering a Pet Grief Forum, eSympathy cards and pet grief poems and stories all of which is completely
Veterinary Medical Association's Pet Loss Page
American Veterinary Association
The American Veterinary Association web site
has a listing of further resources in the Pet Care section of it's
web site at www.avma.org
The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB)
PO Box 106, Brooklyn, NY 11230 (718) 382-0690
Animal communicator Frances W.
Greenspan speaks to your pets here and to those who have passed on
to the other side. Find out what they want to communicate to you,
resolve unanswered questions, behavioral issues - phone readings.
Contact her at email@example.com
or her website: www.franceswgreenspan.com
We would like to help too! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pet Loss Support