Losing a beloved family member can be one of the most difficult times to endure….very often it can help to have an extra supportive avenue from people who understand what you are going through. If you are finding it a little tough to cope after saying goodbye to your dear friend, the following links can offer some special support and provide you a little extra comfort.
And remember, our Caledonia Veterinary Clinic team is always available!
Please visit these links:
–The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
The APLB is unique, and the only organization in the world doing all this. Our services are free and available to anyone bereaving for a beloved pet. We pride ourselves in incorporating the collective wisdom and experience of all our friends and members. And we make that freely available to anyone who can use it, during deep bereavement for a beloved pet.
Membership is not required for this, but we hope you will join us. We need your support to help us expand the many services we are providing. (APLB, 2015)
–The Ontario Veterinary College pet loss support hotline.
“Listening is the best medicine”
We are committed to listening to pet owners and acknowledging the role and value of pets in their lives.
Who we are: We are University of Guelph students who are trained to listen and support callers experiencing grief. We provide a non-judgmental forum in which a caller can express their feelings surrounding the loss (or impending loss) of their pet. We also provide information resources for veterinarians, pet owners and concerned friends and relatives of pet owners regarding pet loss, euthanasia and memorialization of pets. We are not registered professional counselors, psychologists or trained veterinarians. (OVC pet loss hotline, 2015)
Tel: 519-824-4120 x53694
–Gateway Pet Memorial Grief Support link
Gateway provides services including communal and individual cremations, viewing and visitation facilities, and a variety of memorial products. (Gateway, 2015)
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
— Anatole France