Pet Loss Support

Postby Marinepits » February 17th, 2010, 9:04 am

Cornell University Pet Loss Support
(607) 253-3932
Hotline staffed by Cornell University Veterinary Students Tuesday-Thursday 6-9pmET, messages will be returned.

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
(888) 478-7574
Pet Loss Support Hotline seven days a week, 6pm to 9pm (CST) from Sept-April; Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm (CST) from May-August. ... counseling
Pet Loss Counseling
If you or a family member have great difficulty in accepting your pet.s death and cannot resolve feelings of grief and sorrow, you may want to discuss those feelings with a person who is trained to understand the grieving process such as a grief counselor, member of the clergy, social worker, psychologist, or physician. See your healthcare provider or refer to the yellow pages for behavioral health professionals in your area. A listing of Iowa pet loss counselors can be found at these sites:

The Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement (718) 382-0690

Michigan State University
(517) 432-2696
Grief counseling by veterinary student volunteers. Staffed weekdays 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Eastern time. ... ss-support

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
(508) 839-7966
Counselors are available Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Eastern time.
Internet support groups and evil vortices lists:

University of Illinois
(877) 394-2273
Staffed by veterinary students. Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7-9 pm Central Time
The Helpline is staffed by veterinary students who understand the importance of the bond you share with your animal friend and the emotions involved when that bond is threatened or altered. The students have received training by professional grief counselors and undergo continued supervision by a licensed clinical social worker.

The C.A.R.E. Helpline focus is on the array of emotions related to pet loss. We are unable to discuss specifics of your animal's illness and ask that you contact your veterinarian for questions of a medical nature.

Also, the C.A.R.E. Helpline is not a mental health hotline and volunteers are not trained to provide mental health services. If the concerns presented during a Helpline call are beyond the scope of the services available, volunteers will assist you in identifying appropriate referral options in your community.

University of California -- Davis
(800) 565-1526
Grief counseling by veterinary student volunteers. Staffed weekdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, Pacific time.

Pet Loss Support Page
List of support groups, counselors, and cemeteries by state. Also information on helping children grieve, euthanasia options, the grieving process, etc.
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Postby iluvk9 » February 17th, 2010, 11:03 am

What a terrific idea.
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Postby CinderDee » February 18th, 2010, 12:59 am

They have one at my animal hospital too. Lisa was telling me that there's one woman who has been going for over a year.
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Postby amazincc » February 18th, 2010, 1:09 am

CinderDee wrote:Lisa was telling me that there's one woman who has been going for over a year.

Wow... I completely understand that. Time heals all wounds, my arse. :(
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