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Pet Loss Support

Losing a cherished friend can be a difficult time in anyone's life.
Listed below are several resources that can help with the loss of a companion

Support and Hot Line Sources from UC Davis 

The Association For Pet Loss and Bereavement

ASPCA Pet End of Life Care & Pet Loss

A number of resources from the ASPCA

El Dorado Mental Health - 24 hr Crisis Line -(530) 544-2219

You may also want to check with your local library or bookstore for available literature.
A few recommended titles are:

Pet Love,   Betty White, William Morrow and Company, 1983
Dogs Have Souls Too - The Spirit of Miss Sarah,    George and Emily Watson, Ingram Book, 2000 Coping with the Loss of a Pet    Christina M. Lemieux, Wallace R. Clark, 1992
Living Through Personal Crisis    Ann Kaiser Stearns, Ballantine, 1984
Maya's First Rose    Martin Scott Kosins, Open Sky Books, 1992
When Your Pet Dies: How to Cope with Your Feelings    J. Quackenbush & D. Graveline, Simon & Schuster, 1985 (out of print - check with your library)

Lifetimes    B. Mellonie & R. Ingpen, Bantam Books, 1983
"Oh, Where Has My Pet Gone?"    Sally Sibbett, B. Libby Press, 1991
Pet Loss: A Thoughtful Guide for Adults and Children     H.A. Nieburg & A. Fisher, Harper & Row, 1982 (out of print - check with your library)
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney     Judith Viorst, Aladdin Books, 1975