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Organizations
Community - Resources for Customers

Associations


  • ASPCA - The American Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals ~ www.aspca.org
  • Cremation Association of North America - Founded in 1913, the Cremation Association of North America is an International organization of over 1500 members, composed of cemeterians, cremationists, funeral directors, industry suppliers and consultants. CANA members believe that cremation is preparation for Memorialization. ~ www.cremationassociation.org
  • International Association Of Pet Cemeteries & Crematories - The IAOPCC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of pet cemeteries everywhere through public awareness programs. ~ www.iaopc.com
  • Winston Salem Chamber of Commerce - helps to promote a strong local economy, and to advance the interests of the business community. ~ www.winstonsalem.com
  • Better Business Bureau - Provides reports on business firms that will be helpful to you before making a purchase, provides information about charity groups and organizations, and helps resolve consumers' disputes with businesses. They promote ethical business standards and voluntary self-regulation of business practices. ~ www.nwnc.bbb.org 

 

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Grief Support


  • Pet Loss Grief Support - a gentle and compassionate website for pet lovers who are grieving over the death of a pet or an ill pet. ~ www.petloss.com
  • The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement - The APLB is a compassionate nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people during this very special kind of bereavement. We are constantly improving all our services, and making them freely available on the Internet. ~ www.aplb.org
  • Euthanasia of a Beloved Pet - Euthanasia is one of the most difficult decisions anyone can ever make for a pet who is a beloved companion. ~ www.aplb.org
  • Do Dogs Mourn? - When one dog dies, owners will often notice some changes in the pets that are left behind. ~ www.petplace.com
  • Explaining Pet Loss to Children: Six Do’s and Don’ts - Death and dying are two of the hardest facts of life to explain to children. ~ www.petplace.com
  • The Stages of Grieving - Grief is a process of physical, emotional, social and cognitive reactions to loss. The grieving process is hard to work through! One needs to be patient with themselves or others experiencing loss. Studies have found that people often go through stages or phases of grief. ~ web.vet.cornell.edu 

 

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Lost or Missing Pets


  • Lost Pet Database - Lost and found pets database, lost pets in the U.S. and Canada. ~ www.thepets.net
  • Lost Dog? Found Cat? - Look for lost and found pets here, free to register found pets here. ~ www.lostyourpet.net
  • Missing Pets - a nonprofit, nationwide alert system to find your missing pet. ~ www.missingpets.com
  • The Missing Pet Network - The MPN is a group of volunteers sponsored by the USDA Animal Care Office, who help people find missing pet animals. ~ www.missingpet.net
  • Flealess Market's Lost Pets International - Helping families find pets in the US and Internationally ~ www.flealess.org
  • Pet Line Lost ad Found Service - Pet Line is a non-profit lost and found service dedicated to helping reunite pet owners with their lost pets. The service provides a tremendous benefit to anyone who has either lost or found a pet. ~ www.petline.org
  • Dog Detective - the first and largest database of lost dogs and found dogs on the Internet. ~ dogdetective.com
  • Missing Pet Partnership - is a national, nonprofit organization which provides lost pet recovery tips and referrals to lost pet services for pet owner/guardians who have lost a beloved pet. ~ www.lostapet.org

 

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Rescue Groups & Shelters


  • Pet Rescue Groups, Exotic Pet Rescues - Exotic Animal/Alternative Pet Rescue Groups - Rescues Listed by Location. Many of the rescue groups and shelters listed here also handle native wildlife. ~ altpet.net
  • Animal Rescue - Breed rescue organizations and Shelters. The largest database of shelters and rescue organizations on the internet. ~ lairds.org
  • Animal Recue, Shelters and Society Sites - database on a National and International level. ~ www.robinsfyi.com
  • Rescue Network - the online pet & wild animal shelter and rescue network. ~ rescuenetwork.org 

 

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Pet Loss Counselors


  • Pet Loss - Supporting grieving children and families a death education resource for schools, youth and families. ~ www.udel.edu
  • How to deal with the death of your pet - Our Pet Loss website offers articles about pet loss, online memorials, hotlines, discussion groups, articles about pet loss and counselors. ~ www.findinfo.com
  • Pet loss counselors for pet loss - Pet loss directory for all fifty states. Resources for those experiencing pet loss. ~ www.superdog.com

 

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Hotlines


  • The Normal Grieving Process - People are often surprised and concerned at how their grief impacts them. ~ www.vetmed.wsu.edu
  • Children and Pet Loss - "The experience of childhood pet loss rarely gets the attention it deserves. Many children are actively involved in their pets' daily care. It is only fair to give them the option of also being involved in the circumstances surrounding their pets' death. ~ www.cvm.uiuc.edu
  • Supporting People who are Grieving - Listen in a non-judgmental manner, Let them "tell their story" as many times as they need to, Share with them your wonderful memories. ~ www.vetmed.wsu.edu

 

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Books


Books and Websites - Support for Our Customers
  • Journey through Pet Loss - This audio book features a variety of topics on pet loss including the reasons why one can experience such a deep sense of loss; memorial tributes for animals; the value of reminiscence; issues of illness and death of a pet; euthanasia, burial and cremation issues; grief phases and tasks; complicated mourning; associations to other losses; and other forms of pet loss such as lost pets and animals who must be given away. ~ www.petlossaudio.com
  • Children and Pet Loss - A guide for helping. ~ www.griefhealing.com
  • The Final Farewell - Preparing for and Mourning the Loss of Your Pet. ~ www.griefhealing.com
  • Amazon Books - Pet Loss ~ www.amazon.com
  • Amazon Books - Pet Health ~ www.amazon.com
  • Amazon Books - Pet Obedience ~ www.amazon.com
  • Pet Loss Books - books considered to be helpful for anyone going through the grief of losing a beloved pet. ~ www.petloss.com

 

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Articles


  • Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss - Anyone who considers a pet a beloved friend, companion, or family member knows the intense pain that accompanies the loss of that friend. Following are some tips on coping with that grief, and with the difficult decisions one faces upon the loss of a pet. ~ newsletter - (click to download a printer-ready "Ten Tips" flyer in PDF format - NEED THIS)
  • American Veterinarian Medical Association - AVMA - Making the Decision
  • American Veterinarian Medical Association - AVMA - The Next Step
  • American Veterinarian Medical Association - AVMA - Equine Euthanasia

 

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