Pet Loss & Bereavement
The loss of a pet is never easy. VREC can refer owners to trusted psychologists, social workers, and clinicians who can help during this emotional time of grief. For more information, please contact us here.
Adapted from the Michigan State University Pet Loss Support Hotline:
Site includes chat rooms, useful links, and memorial pages. There is also hotline, counselor, and group information for the US and Ontario. Additional information is available for equines and resources for children.
Brochures available from the American Veterinary Medical Association online and for print. Topics include When Your Animal Dies, Pet Euthanasia, and Equine Euthanasia.
Information for families and children, how to memorialize, and coping with sick animals. Also offers memorial plaques and stones for their Tribute Garden.
Information about stages of grieving, euthanasia, and frequently asked questions regarding pet loss. List of books and videos and useful links also available.
Links to processing grief, tips for seniors and children, and additional resources.
Website links to resources for grieving, online support groups, and book list.
Articles on the grieving process, how to help those who are grieving, how to help children, information on memorialization, and pet memorial page with donation.
For a list of suggested books, please click here.