PET LOSS AND BEREAVEMENT
Anyone who considers a pet a beloved friend, companion, or family member knows the distress and pain that accompanies the end of life decisions and loss of that friend. The following resources are to help anyone who is concerned with their pet's quality of life, struggling with the choice of euthanasia, coping with grief, or having difficulty with the decisions faced upon the loss of a pet.
Cornell University's pet loss hotline and hours available. Also providing additional resources for grieving.
The Honoring the Bond Program at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center has a primary role to provide emotional support and information to companion animal owners that are experiencing the illness, injury, loss or death of their companion animal. The site includes printable factsheets, online resources, pet memorials, suggestive reading lists, and links to helplines for phone counseling.
The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement is a nonprofit organizations of trained volunteers dedicated to helping anyone who is in deep bereavement for a beloved pet. Their free services and resources are available to everyone.
The Argus Institute supports the relationship between people and their companion animals. Their website supplies links to national pet loss hotlines, as well as some additional online support sites.
The Pet Loss Support Page is a resource that provides information and support when you are dealing with the loss of a beloved friend and companion.