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Grief Resources


Recommended Books for Children:

When a Pet Dies by Fred Rogers 

Dog Heaven and Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst

Losing a pet is a difficult time, and the grieving process is real. Everyone grieves in a different way, and no one way is better or worse than another. These are some resources to help provide you with assistance when you need it.

LOCAL PET LOSS SUPPORT: A Program offered by "Joy in the Mourning" Center for Life Losses

This program is offered at no charge. Pre-registration NOT required. For Adults and Teens Only

Meets the 3rd Monday of each month from 7:00-8:30 pm 

Senior Center at Lexington Leisure Center (Senior Care Entrance)

108 Park Road

Lexington, SC 29072

This group is led by Nancy Pilat-Renner. Nancy is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specilalizes in grief and loss.  For more information about this group, please call 803-716-4600.  If you have difficulty finding the group location, call 803-413-2199.  

ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline available from 12pm-12am



National Suicide Hotline 

800-272-8255 24/7         

    Or Text HOME to 741741

Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Support and other online resources


Recommended Book: Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet by Moira Allen

Columbia, South Carolina At Home Pet Euthanasia
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