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
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
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