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  • HOTLINES:

    Please note that the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine hotline is no longer active.

    319-338-3357 - Johnson County Humane Society HelpLine, JCHS, P.O. Box 2775, Iowa City, IA 52244-2775, http://www.johnsoncountyhumane.org/death.html, jchs@johnsoncountyhumane.org


    SUPPORT GROUPS:

    Iowa City: Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, "Faithful Companions," 605 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City, Iowa 52240. Offers a monthly support group hosted by grief counselor Chris Klug; for information call 319.338.HUGS (4847). http://lensingfuneral.myfuneralwebsite.com/, info@lensingfuneral.com

    Waterloo: Memories Pet Loss Center, 3669 Logan Ave., Waterloo, IA, 50703, 319-234-1362, John Peschang, john@gardencemetery.com, http://www.memoriespetloss.com


    COUNSELORS:

    Ames: Shelly Waller, Human-Animal Bond Specialist, Iowa State University, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Ames, IA, 515/294-4900


    CEMETERIES/CREMATORIES:

    Ankeny: Caring Friends Pet Cemetery, 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA 50023, (515) 965-6979

    Boone: Best Friends Pet Cemetery/Crematory, Boone Area Humane Society, 1313 Division Street, Boone, IA 50036, (515) 432-6112, http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/IA06.html, BAHS@BAHS.US (also offers cremation, urns, and a private grieving room)

    Cedar Rapids: Companions for Life, 4200 1st Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, 319.393.8000 or 800.275.2332, http://www.cedarmemorial.com/companions/, Julie Freese - jfreese@cedarmemorial.com

    Cedar Rapids: Linn County Pet Crematorium, 818 1st Ave NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405, (319) 560-4041, http://linncopet.com/

    Clinton: Northridge Pet Cremation, 1546 Main Ave., Clinton, IA 52732, 563-519-0186

    Coralville: Faithful Companions Pet Remembrance Services, Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, 210 Holiday Road, Coralville, IA 52241, 319-351-9362, http://www.lensingfuneral.com/, info@lensingfuneral.com

    Davenport: Love Of Animals Pet Land, Oakdale Memorial Gardens, 2501 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA 52803, (563) 324-5121, http://www.oakdalememorialgardens.org/petland, oakdaleomg@aol.com

    Indianola/Des Moines: LovingRest Pet Funeral Home Cemetery / Crematory, 992 G24 Highway, Indianola, IA 50125, (515) 278-2399, (515) 278-2399, tightmarket@msn.com, http://www.lovingrest.com/

    Iowa City: Faithful Companions Pet Remembrance Services, Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, 605 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52240, 319-338-8171, http://www.lensingfuneral.com/, info@lensingfuneral.com

    Iowa City: Pet Memories Funeral Home & Cremation, 3030 Northgate Drive Ste. A1, Iowa City, IA 52240, (319) 354-4188, http://www.petmemoriesiowa.com/, info@petmemoriesiowa.com

    Maquoketa: Pets Forever Professional Cremation Service, 12890 150th St., Maquoketa, IA 52060, 563-357-0067

    Pomeroy: Ashes to Ashes Pet Cremation, Scott and Aimee Devereaux, 22331 590th Street, Pomeroy, IA 50575, 712-358-2600, ashes@ncn.net, http://www.ncn.net/~scottdev/ (handles horses)

    Waterloo: Memorial Pet Cemetery, Cedar Bend Humane Society, 1166 W Airline Hwy., Waterloo, IA 50703-9634, (319) 232-6887, http://www.cedarbendhumane.org/ (burial and cremation services)

    Waterloo: Memories Pet Loss Center, 3669 Logan Ave., Waterloo, IA, 50703, 319-234-1362, John Peschang, john@gardencemetery.com, http://www.memoriespetloss.com


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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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