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SUPPORT GROUPS:

Please note that dates and times of support group meetings often change without notice. Be sure to visit the website and/or contact the organization in advance to confirm meeting times and locations.

Manchester: Andrea Seader. I am certified through the Association of Pet Loss & Bereavement, APLB as a pet loss & bereavement counselor. I know first hand the indelible imprint our pets leave on our hearts & how devastating the loss of a beloved pet can be, whether through death, disappearance, divorce, move or other circumstances. I facilitate a support group two Monday evenings a month in Manchester from 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. Please contact me for dates & location. Andrea Seader, 860-205-8584, andrea106@cox.net


COUNSELORS:

Bloomfield: Joanne Wholey, LPC, NCC, LLC. Joanne Wholey has had personal experience as a pet owner and knows what it's like to lose a beloved animal companion. As a therapist, she understands the human-animal bond and has helped people move through the process of their grief with compassion, creativity, and courage. Joanne Wholey, 34 Jerome Avenue, Suite 106, Bloomfield, CT 06002, 860.836.5125, jwholeylpc@att.net, http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/47357.

Stamford: Glenn J. Wolff, LCSW, 666 Glenbrook Road, Philips Mansion, Stamford, CT 06906, (203) 249-3313, Glenn@WolffPsychotherapy.com, http://wolffpsychotherapy.com/

Wallingford: Kate Nicoll, LCSW, Soul Friends, 80 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492-0487, 203.679-0849, http://soul-friends.org/

Westport: Vera Muller-Paisner, Westport Family Counseling, 250 Post Rd East Suite 106, Westport, CT 06880, (203) 227-4555, v.paisner@wfcmail.org, http://www.westportfamilycounseling.org


IN-HOME EUTHANASIA/HOSPICE:

Sherman: Dale Krier, Creature Comforts - In Home Hospice and Euthanasia. Compassionate end-of-life care for your pets in the comfort and privacy of your home. Let me guide you through the decision making process so jointly we can decide, "When the time is right". I will be there to support you, not judge you. Servicing Western Fairfield and Litchfield Counties in CT and Westchester, Dutchess and Putnam Counties in NY. 860-355-0247, drkrier@yahoo.com, http://drdalekrier.com

Stamford: Dr. Mary Craig, Gentle Goodbye Veterinary Hospice & At-home Euthanasia. At Gentle Goodbye Veterinary Hospice & At-home Euthanasia we will help you care for the whole family as we plan and deliver a peaceful end-of-life transition for your pet with love and dignity. Stamford, CT 06905, 203-554-3560, DrMaryC@GentleGoodbye.org, http://www.GentleGoodbye.org


CEMETERIES/CREMATORIES

Please note that most veterinary clinics and many SPCAs/humane societies also offer cremation services.

Avon: Beloved Companions, LLC, Pet Funeral & Cremation Services, 369C West Main Street, Avon, CT 06001, 860-470-7100, dave@belovedcompanions.com, http://www.belovedcompanions.com

Hartford: Paws & Remember Pet Cremation, 111 South Street, West Hartford, CT 06110, 860-953-7387, http://pawsandremember.com/partner/hartford.aspx

Manchester: Inserv Pet Crematory, 540 N. Main St., Manchester, CT 06042, (860) 647-9233, inservbill@yahoo.com, http://www.inservcorp.com

Norwalk: The Riverside Cemetery Association, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850, 203-847-7422, riversidecemetery1886@gmail.com, http://www.riverside1886.org/pet-burials.html

Simsbury: Forever Companions Pet Loss Services, LLC (crematory), 475 Bushy Hill Rd., Simsbury, CT 06070, 860.306.5854, info@forevercompanions.com, http://www.forevercompanions.com

S. Windsor: Valley Pet Aftercare Services, 47 Patria Rd., South Windsor, CT 06074-1930, (860) 282-9957, info@valleypetaftercareservices.com>, http://valleypetaftercareservices.com/about-us.html

Westbrook: Trail's End Pet Crematory, 706 Horse Hill Road, Westbrook, CT 06498, (860) 399-5420, info@trailsendct.com, http://trailsendct.com/index.php/about-trails-end/


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When a pet dies, you want help... fast!

You'll find it in Moira Allen's Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet. In a book filled with comfort, compassion and support, you'll find the tools and tips you need to:
  • Understand the feelings you're going through -- and find ways to ease the pain
  • "Say good-bye" with memorials, tributes and other coping strategies
  • Help your children and other family members deal with their grief
  • Deal with people who "just don't understand"
  • Help surviving pets cope with the loss of a missing companion
  • Come to terms with the guilt we so often feel when a pet dies
  • Handle the agonizing decision of euthanasia
  • Choose the best and most comforting "final resting place" for your pet
  • Determine when and how to bring a new companion into your home (how soon is too soon?)
  • Improve your chances of recovering a lost or stolen pet
  • Help a friend cope with loss

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