Pet Loss Support Group

It is normal to feel grief and mourn the loss of your beloved pet. To most pet owners, the pet is considered a member of the family. There are several stages of grief (denial, anger or guilt, bargaining, depression, and acceptance) but not everyone experiences all of them or in the same order. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, there is only your way. It is very important to remember that as many well intentioned people may say some inappropriate things trying to help.

If you are having a difficult time in accepting your pet's death, you may want to discuss your feelings with someone trained to understand the grieving process such as a grief counselor, clergyman, social worker, physician, or psychologist. The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a group program, "Working Through Pet Loss". The group meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 6:30–8 p.m. and there is no cost for the class.

Click here to visit our event page to find out when our next "Working Through Pet Loss" group
will meet.

The Chicago Veterinary Medical Association also offers a pet loss support group called Wings,
click here to view their program.

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