Available helplines and sources of information
Blue Cross – Pet Bereavement Support
Support line: Freephone 0800 096 6606
Grieving for the loss of a pet, whether through death or enforced separation, can be a sad and difficult experience. Life once filled with the love and friendship of a pet may suddenly seem very empty and feelings of despair and loneliness are not uncommon. Sometimes it helps to share these feelings with someone who knows from personal experience how distressing the loss of a pet can be, and who will listen with compassion and without judgement.
Cats Protection – Paws to Listen Grief Support
Helpline: 0800 024 94 94
If you’re experiencing pet-related grief you can call our free and confidential phone line to talk to one of our trained volunteer listeners. While we are unable to offer counselling, we can provide you with a sympathetic ear at this difficult time so please get in touch. Alternatively you can contact us via our support form For more advice on what to do when you’re grieving the loss of your cat, take a look at our expert guides. You can also share your bereavement story with us or celebrate your cat with an addition to our Memory Wall.
Living with Pet Bereavement
Living with Pet Bereavement has been created to give pet carers information and guidance on every aspect of Pet Loss.
We all encounter tragedy and personal loss at one time or another in our lives. When we are overcome, confused or defeated about ourselves or someone else, we can always contact The Samaritans who will help us through those dark days. If you are saddened and dejected at losing a beloved pet, you will find a sympathetic ear, understanding and support at our pet bereavement service.
The Ralph Site
The Ralph site is a not-for-profit website that provides support to pet owners around the loss of a beloved companion.