The loss of a pet can be extremely difficult and overwhelming. The grief experienced after losing a pet is often hard to overcome. After all, our pets are our loved family members and companions. Below we have provided some resources to help during these difficult times. Included are several pet loss hotlines, along with local support groups that allow those grieving the loss to connect and provide mutual support.

Pet Loss Hotlines:

877-474-3310    ASPCA Grief Counseling Line
970-297-1242    Colorado State University
607-253-3932    Cornell University
508-839-7966    Tufts University
865-755-8839    University of Tennessee
866-266-8635    Washington State University

 


Local Support Groups

ALEXANDRIA
ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE OF ALEXANDRIA

Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the shelter’s community room. Free; all welcome.

Vola Lawson Animal Shelter, 4101 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304

703–746–4774


FAIRFAX
FAIRFAX COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER

Meets 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:30 pm

Fairfax County Animal Shelter, 4500 West Ox Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030

703–830–1100

Coping with Loss