Pet Loss Resources:
are provided as potential resources only and do not constitute
endorsement of the services or websites.
(For more pet-related
links, go to the General Links Page. These
links include resources for pets with disabilities, pet health, spay/neuter,
lost/stolen pets, pet travel, pet abuse, humane societies, animal
rights organizations, and more.)
Pet Loss Resources - Pet loss resources from the American
Veterinary Medical Association. Includes "How do I know
and a list of Pet Loss Hotlines.
Pet Loss Support Hotline - Various resources for dealing
with grief, as well as the number for their Pet Loss Support
which is staffed by volunteer veterinary students.
Dedicated to animals and pets with a focus on animal afterlife
from a Christian
perspective. It includes uplifting stories and articles, as well
as an opportunity to request prayer.
- A very worthwhile organization. Its Pet Loss Support and Resources
page includes an e-mail list for Pet Loss and Grief Support,
grief counseling by e-mail.
- An award-winning website, www.GriefHealing.com offers information,
comfort and support to anyone who is anticipating or mourning
loss of a loved one, whether human or animal.
Loss Support Page - Features "10 Tips for Coping
with Pet Loss," plus articles on the emotions of pet
loss, getting another pet, conquering guilt, and more.
and the Burden of Guilt - An excellent article by Martha
M. Tousley, RN, MS, CS, on ways of coping with feelings of
Pet Loss to Children: 6 Do's and Dont's - Offers general
guidelines on how children perceive death, and how to handle
University of California (Davis School of Veterinary Medicine)
M-F 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. PST
of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital
State University of College of Veterinary Medicine
M-F 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. CST
in Dogs - This article at PetsPlace.com offers tips for
helping dogs overcome grief. You'll also find related articles
on the same
Memorial Page - Dedicated to the non-human primate friends
that LPAG members and other caregivers have lost in labs.
and lives should be recognized and they should be remembered for
their unwilling servitude.
American Police Work Dog Association Valor Pages - A very
moving site, dedicated to preserving the memories of their
Jerom Chimpanzee - (PDF) Jerom Chimpanzee died from AIDS
at the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center, where he'd
infected with the AIDS virus when he was an infant. Written by
Rachel Weiss, his caretaker.