When you are making the difficult decisions about end-of-life-care for your pet, please know that the veterinarians and staff of Arbor View Animal Hospital are here to help you through this process. We understand how hard it is to weigh the condition of your pet and his or her quality of life. We will take the time to discuss with you the physical and emotional factors involved in making end-of-life decisions and will give you the time you need to consider your pet’s unique situation.
Care Pet Loss Helpline
A Grief Counselor is available on Wednesdays from 1pm-5pm and will return calls within 24 hours if a message is left.
Phone Number: (217)-552-5371
The CARE Helpline was developed to provide a supportive outlet for people experiencing the actual or anticipated loss of their cherished companion animal. It is staffed by our Grief Counselor who understands the importance of the bond you share with your animal friend and the emotions involved when that bond is threatened or altered. The CARE Helpline focus is on the array of emotions related to pet loss.”
-UofI College of Veterinary Medicine
The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
The APLB is a certified nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides an assortment of support services for those grieving or anticipating the loss of a pet.
The association provides online chat rooms Sunday-Friday as well as counseling hotlines.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The ASCPA provides information on their website to help cope with the loss of a beloved pet.
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
The Tufts Pet Loss Support Hotline seeks to serve the community-at-large by providing both a resource for people grieving the loss of a pet, and an opportunity for our veterinary students to acquire the skills needed for pet loss and grief counseling.
Pet Loss Support Hotline:
Mon-Fri 6-9pm EST
24 hour Voicemail
Caring medicine for all animals.
Monday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 1:00pm