Our pets are often seen as part of the family. So, when it comes to saying goodbye it can be an extremely tough and emotional time.
Please rest assured, there’s pet bereavement support out there to help, from knowing the right time, to grieving after the death of your pet.
Counselling can provide compassionate and sympathetic support for those who have experienced the loss of a beloved pet. Talk to friends and family to share cherished memories you have with your pet. The Blue Cross also offer a pet bereavement service providing free, confidential support to anyone affected by losing of a pet.
- The Pet Bereavement Support Service -coordinated by the Blue Cross and the Society for Companion Animal Studies – Tel: 0800 096 6606
- Cruse Bereavement Care – Tel: 0844 477 9400, www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk * The Samaritans – Tel: 08457 90 9090, www.samaritans.org
For equine support, The British Horse Society’s ‘Friends at the End’ is designed to make sure that no horse owner faces losing their companion alone.
For more online support for pet owners on this matter, the Animal Welfare Foundation and World Horse Welfare both share some good advice on saying goodbye too.