Pet Loss Hotlines and Helplines

(Note: Support for pet loss, grief, and bereavement is very different from, and not to be confused with, professional counseling and therapy [psychotherapy.] Be aware that people who provide the valuable service of pet loss support vary greatly in their training, education, experience, and expertise.). Several of the websites listed below are not specific for pet loss. You may then wish to call the telephone numbers listed, and then leave a message, if necessary.

ASPCA Grief Counseling HotLine: 877-GRIEF-10 or (877-474-3310). Also, you can e-mail questions to Dr. Stephanie LaFarge

Chicago Veterinary Medical Association
Pet Loss Support Hotline: 630-325-1600

Colorado State University, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Argus Institute Client Support Service
Argus Clinic Line: 970-297-1242

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine New York
Pet Loss Support Hotline: 607-253-3932

Iams Pet Loss Support or call 888-332-7738 (Open 9am to 6pm, Eastern Time, Mondays through Fridays)

Michigan State University (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine
Pet Loss Support Hotline: 517-432-2696

PetFriends
From NJ: 856-234-4688 - Outside of NJ: 800-404-PETS (7387)

SPCA (The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) of Texas, Pet Grief Counseling Support Line (Serves North Texas) 214-461-5131

Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine (Massachusetts) 508-839-7966

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Veterinary Medicine, C.A.R.E.

(Companion Animal Related Emotions) Pet Loss Helpline Illinois: 217-244-CARE (2273)

University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture, College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Social Work Helpline: 865-755-8839

Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Pet Loss Hotline: 866-266-8635 - Local: 509-335-5704

National Suicide Prevention Life Line: 800-273-8255

This revised listing was compiled by Lawrence Kaufman, Pet Loss and Grief Counselor. He can be reached toll free at 855-PET-LOSS (855) 738-5677, or locally at 561-498-2200 or email him at petlossgriefrelief@gmail.com, and through the contact page at www.petlossgriefrelief.com. This service is fee based.

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