MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Pet Loss Support List (Colorado and National)

I am compiling this pet loss support list to give to local veterinarians to have on hand for their clients when they lose their precious pets. It would have helped me if my veterinarian had directed me with such a list when we had to euthanize Maggie, my black lab soulmate (Maggie: the dog who changed my life). I hope now it will help others to find the support they need at that very difficult and painful moment when they say good-bye to their angels with fur. This is not complete--I will soon add a Pet Loss Support Reading List. I will also post this on my website when it is complete at Until then, may this direct and help you who are grieving the loss of your beloved pets.

Pet Loss Grief Counselors in CO

Anne Cattarello: 720-352-0930; (Gunbarrel, CO)

Argus Institute (at Colorado State University Veterinary Hospital) 970-297-1242

(provided for CSU clients. Non-CSU clients receive 1 free support session & a pet loss packet.)

Pet Loss Support Groups in CO

Pet Loss Support Group of the Denver Area Veterinary Society (303-318-0447)

Every Thursday 6:30-8:00 pm

Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation-Harrison Center for Animals (NE entrance)

191 Yuma Street in Denver.

No cost to attend. No need to call before attending.
Please bring a picture of your pet if possible.

National Pet Loss Support Hotlines (staffed by university veterinary students or trained volunteers)

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (New York) 607-253-3932
Tuesday-Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time

University of California Davis 530-752-3602 or 916-752-4200 or toll free 800-565-1526
weekdays 6:30-9:30 p.m. Pacific Time

University of Florida 352-392-4700, then 1 and 4080
weekdays 7:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern Time

University of Illinois 217-244-2273 or toll-free 877-394-2273(CARE)
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday 7:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time

Chicago Veterinary Medical Association 630-325-1600 or 630-603-3994. Leave voice mail message; calls returned 7:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time (long-distance calls returned collect.)

Michigan State University 517-432-2696
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:30-9:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Iowa State University 888-478-7574
September through April: seven days a week 6:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time
May through August: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00-9:00 p.m. Central Time

Tufts University (Massachussetts) 508-839-7966
Tuesday and Thursday 6:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern Time or Monday through Friday; voice-mail messages returned daily, collect outside Massachusetts.

Ohio State University 614-292-1823
Monday-Friday, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm, ET or Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:30-9:30
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET (depends on volunteer availability)

Virginia-Maryland Regional College 540-231-8038
Tuesday and Thursday 6:00-9:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Washington State University 509-335-5704
Monday-Thursday 6:30-9:00 p.m. Pacific Time during semester; Saturday 1:00-3:00 p.m. PT

**Information taken from the websites and/or brochures of the Argus Institute at Colorado State University, The Human Animal Bond Trust of the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society & Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine**

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