We are all individual in how we deal with the loss of a beloved pet. Also, our personal situations and relationships are unique. For this reason, one person may need help with dealing with the grief or sadness that we experience after losing a pet while others can or prefer to handle it alone. As a practice, we recognize the need for help and want you to know where to reach out to find this much needed assistance. Below, you will find resources that we trust.
Lap of Love is honored to offer our complimentary national hotline available to those that are anticipating or grieving the loss of their beloved pet. We have been part of the end of life care community for many years and we want to help provide you with the support and comfort you need.
Hotline Hours: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm EST 7 days a week
If you feel that you’re in distress or having thoughts about harming yourself please call:
• 2-1-1. A 24/7 national free and confidential service that helps you find the resources you need including crisis and emergency.
• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call (800) 273-8255. The lifeline offers 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress.
NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine- free support group and counseling
Quality of life scales: may want on a separate section-