LOSING YOUR PET AND BEST FRIEND LEAVES AN EMPTY SPACE IN YOUR HEART.

Coping with Loss
  • Take time to acknowledge and understand your grief
  • Understand that your grief is different from everyone else’s, and that is ok
  • Understand you will experience grief-related stress
  • Give yourself permission to grieve
  • Express your grief
  • Take care of yourself
  • Talk with someone who has also lost a pet   
  • Keep a grief journal
  • Memorialize your deceased pet
  • Turn to God with your grief
  • Create a plan to move forward with your life

Adapted from:
Help for Those Who Have Lost a Pet – Written for PetsLiveOn.com By Don Harold Lawrence

Immediate Help
  • PetFriends 24/7 Hotlines: 856-234-4688 & 800-404-PETS (7387)
UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES AND VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITALS
Other Resources
  • ASPCA Grief Counseling HotLine: 877-474-3310 – Open 12:00 pm to 12:00 am daily.
  • PetFriends 24/7 Hotlines: 856-234-4688 & 800-404-PETS (7387)
UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES AND VETERINARY TEACHING HOSPITALS
OTHER RESOURCES:
OTHER LISTINGS THAT MAY BE OF ASSISTANCE:
  • National Suicide Prevention Life Line: 800-273-8255
  • Companion Pet Loss Helpline Illinois: 217-244-CARE (2273)