The loss or the anticipation of a loss of your pet to illness, injury, or old age can be emotionally devastating. Sometimes our pet gets lost and is never found and we live with the pain of not knowing what has become of them. You may have had to surrender a pet for other reasons which although it was the logical choice . . . your heart hurts and you are in pain.
The HSS recognizes that people do not always have someone or somewhere to turn to during this difficult time. Our hearts understand your pain and we suggest a few grief support resources that may help you during this trying time in your life.
Humane Society of the United States coping with the death of an animal resources
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Pet Loss Resources
A Kid's Guide to Dealing With the Loss of a Pet