Euthanasia is a gift we can give our beloved pets when they are suffering or terminally ill. Choosing euthanasia for our pets is also one of the hardest decisions we make in our entire lives. The articles we've collected in our Veterinary Wisdom® Resource Center help you make appropriate choices for you, your family, and your pets.
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In-Home Pet Euthanasia Directory
A growing list, compiled by Dr. Kathleen Cooney, of in-home pet euthansia services from across the country.
The Argus Institute
Information and counselors to help with decision making.
Online Grief Resources
Pet Loss Helplines
ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline
Chicago Veterinary Medical Association Pet Loss Helpline
Cornell University Pet Loss Support Line
(staffed by Cornell veterinary students)
University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine C.A.R.E. (Companion Animal Related Emotions) Pet Loss Helpline
(staffed by University of Illinois veterinary students from 1pm-6pm Central Time, Tuesdays and Thursdays. If calling outside these times, leave a message and it will be returned within 24 hours.) 217-244-CARE (2273)
Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Support Hotline
Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline
(staffed by trained student volunteers)
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Support
866-266-8635 or local 509-335-5704
Argus Institute for Families and Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Veterinary Wisdom® Pet Parents Facebook Group
While World by the Tail, Inc. does our best to screen and offer counselors and resources of the highest quality and standards, we do not endorse or accept responsibility for the individuals or organizations listed here. The use of internet or telephone pet loss support resources are not intended to replace consults with local physicians, veterinarians, or qualified mental health professionals.
**These resources are updated frequently. We check to be sure the numbers and links we provide you with are the most current we can. If you find that a link or a number does not work, please let us know so we can correct it! --Last updated 8/5/2019