Getting Help and Support After Losing a Pet

Losing a pet affects us in a variety of way. People who are grieving often do not know where to turn for support after losing a pet.

Getting Help and Support After Losing a Pet

There are a number of resources available to help you cope with your loss.

Compassion Understood

Compassion Understood partner with the veterinary industry and aim to:

  • Cope with the passing of a beloved pet
  • Guide you in planning in this difficult time
  • Help you to make the right decisions
  • Provide you with clear and accessible information

The site content is written by veterinary professionals and experts in pet loss.

The Blue Cross

It can help to share your feelings with someone who has personal experience of losing a pet, who will listen without judgement and with compassion.

The Blue Cross is a charity that runs a Pet Bereavement Support Service. They can be contacted on 0800 096 6606. Their support line is open from 8.30am to 8.30pm every day.

Calls to the Blue Cross are free and confidential from a landline but some mobile networks may charge. Alternatively, you can email the Pet Bereavement Support Service at

Cats Protection’s grief support service – Paws to Listen

If you have lost a cat you can call their free and confidential phone line and talk to one of their team of listeners. These trained volunteers offer emotional and practical support.

They cannot offer counselling, but they do provide a supportive ear to callers struggling to cope with grief. The line is open from 9am till 5pm, Monday to Friday, on Freephone 0800 024 94 94.

Further information about Cats Protection’s grief and loss support service can be found at

Heavenly Pastures Pet Cremations

Heavenly Pastures Pet Cremations are here to help you with horse cremations and pet cremation services in the North West – covering the counties of Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire. We give you the space to grieve as our end of life service takes care of the practical arrangements so you have the space to grieve.

We offer cremation services for most small animals, including:

Get in touch today on 01704 776976 for more help and advice.


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