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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

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)

Especially for Children:

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