Loss of a Pet

Grieving for the loss of an animal, through their death, parting, or enforced separation, can be a very sad and difficult experience. A number of resources are available to support you from ASWA and other secular organisations such as Blue Cross and SCAS.

For Immediate Help

For further help for the loss of a pet or companion animal the Pet Bereavement Support Service – organised by SCAS and the Blue Cross – is available to help you by phone Tel: 0800-096-6606 or email: pbssmail@bluecross.org.uk. Further information is available from their websites;

either www.scas.org.uk/human-animal-bond/coping-with-pet-loss

or www.bluecross.org.uk/2083/pet-bereavement-support-service.html

For helpful Prayers and Readings

ASWA produce a booklet – click here – to download

Further Helpful Reading & Resources

Return to the Fold

Prayers, Readings and Hymns for use following the death of animals by Linda J Bodicoat

Available by mail order at £5.20 (including postage and packing)

Rose Cottage
51, Highfield Street
Earl Shilton

Animal Rites

Liturgies of Animal Care by Revd Professor Andrew Linzey

SCM Press
From bookshops at £9.95

Death of An Animal Friend

Produced by the Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS)

Available by mail order at £2.50 (including postage and packing)

Society for Companion Animal Studies
PO Box 23
KT16 9WQ

Please send all enquiries to info@scas.org.uk

Another Organisation specialising in support is:

Departed Friend Companion Animal Bereavement Services

Debby Wakeham AMACC MSBP
Blog: http://departedfriend.wordpress.com
you can also download their newsletter – click here