It’s never easy to lose a pet, regardless of how long he or she was a part of your family. Although you may be overwhelmed with emotion right now, it’s important to know that what you are experiencing is normal. It may be helpful to meet or talk with with others who are also experiencing these feelings of grief and loss.


Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline: (607) 253-3932

This support line is available Tuesday-Thursday, from 6-9 p.m. Eastern Time

Central Ohio Resources

Consider attending a meeting of the Pet Loss Support Group to help you work through your grief.

The Pet Loss Support Group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Villa Angela Care Center, 5700 Karl Road, in Columbus, 43229. If a holiday falls on the 2nd or 4th Tuesday please call to confirm the date of the meeting. For more information call Dorothy Hall, facilitator, at (614) 915-6005.