Pet Loss Support

A woman pets a cat that is perched on a cat climbing tree

For many of us, our pets are family members. When it's time to say goodbye, the resulting sense of loss and grief is as real and overwhelming as when we lose a relative or human friend.

Grieving the loss of a friend or companion is a sign of the love that existed between you. The first step in coping with your grief is to acknowledge and communicate your feelings. These resources are available to help you through your grieving process.

NOTE: Animal Humane Society's Pet Loss Support Group is no longer active. Please leverage the resources above going forward.


For caring, compassionate advice and resources to address all your animal concerns.

Contact the Pet Helpline