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Helping Those Who Have Loved & Lost

When it comes to pet loss, many people don’t understand or acknowledge the level of grief that a pet-lover experiences. Many people have told me a similar story—‘people tell me to get over it’ or ‘I don’t feel like I can grieve in front of people because they won’t understand’ or ‘my family just doesn’t get why I am so devastated’.

Fortunately, this is changing. Many counselors, psychologists and other professionals are now talking openly about pet loss grief, and pet-lovers can slowly start to find more acceptance and understanding out there when we are going through such a devastating loss.

If someone you care about is suffering the pain of losing a beloved pet–friend, family, partner or children–we provide information, resources and support to give you confidence to help others with their grief.

Melody’s Story: The love and loss of a human who loves cats

August 19, 2015 0 Comments
Melody’s Story: The love and loss of a human who loves cats

My heart goes out to Melody and Mary Ann. Their experience was truly traumatic. The pain that they feel and the pain of the little cat they tried to save is palpable.

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When Pets Grieve: How to help your pets recover from the death of their furry friend

February 6, 2015 3 Comments
When Pets Grieve: How to help your pets recover from the death of their furry friend

The question is not, “Can they reason?” nor, “Can they talk?” but rather, “Can they suffer?”  (Jeremy Bentham)   If you think humans are the only ones that can feel the loss of a loved one, then you’re mistaken. But I suspect any cat-lover or dog-lover knows that pets grieve just as humans grieve.   It […]

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What did your dog teach you?

June 19, 2014 0 Comments
What did your dog teach you?

This video will break your heart. Pat Cudd, dog-lover, is dying of cancer and needed to find a new home for her shelter dog, Sherlock. What happened next will bring you to tears. Pat says that amongst many other things, her dog Sherlock taught her how to have fun—something she said she never new how […]

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Then she saw a star fall

December 21, 2013 5 Comments
Then she saw a star fall

The Christmas season is a time of great happiness for many, but also a time of sadness for some, as we feel so deeply the loss of our beautiful beloved cat.

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My Story – Sheckley

October 26, 2013 4 Comments
My Story – Sheckley

Sometimes we just don’t know if our beloved pet is still alive or has died – there’s no closure. I know how this feels, and it inspired me to share my story with you all. I know there must be more cat lovers out there who have been or are in the same situation.

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