While dealing with grief is a very personal process – one that everyone handles differently – that doesn’t mean you have to go through it alone. The Nebraska Humane Society hosts a free pet loss support group on the first Saturday of every month at 10:30 a.m. This informal discussion group is led by a volunteer grief specialist with experience in counseling and an understanding of the deep human-animal bond.
You may also find the resources below helpful when making end of life decisions for your pet, and when you are in mourning. You can find support, share stories with other bereaved pet owners, find ways to memorialize your pet, and much more.
University of California-Davis Center for Companion Animal Health
College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University
Veterinary Wisdom for Pet Parents