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Pet Loss and Grief Support Resources

ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline
1-(877) GRIEF-10


Pet parents can receive help from the ASPCA Pet Loss Support program with the following issues:

  • ​Assistance with the decision to euthanize.​​
  • Comfort and support at the time of euthanasia.Help with grieving the loss.
  • Advice on dealing with children, the elderly or disabled individuals who are facing a death of a companion animal.
  • Helping the surviving animals in the household to cope.
  • ​Assistance in establishing a relationship with a new pet.​

NCSU Veterinary Health Complex- Client Counseling and Grief Support
919-513-3901 or [email protected]


The NCSU Veterinary Health Complex offers free phone crisis/pet loss counseling for community members, as well as a bereavement group.  The clinical counselor is a licensed clinical social worker whose specialties include human-animal relationships, traumatic loss, and grief counseling.

SPCA of Wake County Pet Loss Support Group
Contact Vanessa Budnick, Humane Educator
919-532-2087 or vbudnick @ spcawake.org

The SPCA Pet Loss Support Group welcomes anyone grieving the loss of a pet, regardless of when your pet passed away or where you are in the grieving process.  It is offered as a free service to the community.

North Carolina Pet Loss Resources 

A Kid's Guide to Dealing with the Loss of a Pet

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement

Day By Day Pet Caregiver Support

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