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Resources

There are many emotions that arise from the loss of a pet. Among them are shock, disbelief, anger, and guilt. These emotions are normal and predictable responses. 
Below you will find a list of good resources to help you and your family during this difficult time. 


Coping with Pet Loss: Grieving the Death of a Dog or Cat 
Grief after pet loss; Tips for coping with pet loss; Helping a child cope with pet loss 
www.helpguide.org/mental/grieving_pets.htm 

The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement 
The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement, Inc. (APLB) is the only internet clearing house dealing with the loss of a pet.
www.aplb.org 

The University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine has a Pet Loss Support Hotline that you can call to talk with someone about your loss. The number is 352-392-2235 extension 5268. Someone will return your call within 24 hours on weekdays and sometime on Monday if you call on Friday after 2:00 p.m. Calls returned anywhere within the US. 
http://www.vetmed.ufl.edu/veterinary-hospitals/small-animal-hospital/pet-loss-support 


Once you are ready to adopt another loving pet, please consider one of our local animal care facilities. Not only will you gain a new loyal friend, but you will also be helping to save a life. 

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services and Enforcement 
South Animal Care Center located in Melbourne the facility, 321-253-6608, or North Animal care Center located in Titusville, 321-264-5119. 
http://www.brevardsheriff.com