The bond we share with our pets is incredibly strong, and it is completely normal to feel heartbroken or angry at their passing, or even in anticipation of their loss.  The healing period is often long and extremely difficult.  The following are some resources available to help you through this process. 

 

BOOKS

 

There are several books such as those below available on Amazon, including ones focusing on children’s grief after the loss of a pet.

 

  • Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet, by Gary Kowalski

  • Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die, by Jon Katz

WEBSITES

 

The Colorado State University – Argus Institute

 

The Ohio State University – Honoring the Bond

APLB.org

The Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement is a unique organization that offers free support for grief. 

 

CALL CENTERS AND HOTLINES

 

Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline

607-253-3932  

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST, Tuesday and Thursday

 

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline

1-800-273-8255, Available 24 hours/7 days a week

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