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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.

Baton Rouge: Best Friend Gone Project, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, South Stadium Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, (504) 346-5710, Offers telephone counseling and individual counseling.

Baton Rouge: Y.A.N.A. (You Are NOT Alone) Pet Loss & Grief Support Group of Metro Baton Rouge. Telephone consultations and pet loss presentations. A Pet Loss Sympathy Packet is available upon request. Pet loss certificates are also available for $5 each. For more information contact Rosemarie Samuels,M.Ed., Certified Pet Loss & Grief Companion, at (225) 505-3768.


Baton Rouge: Best Friend Gone Project, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, South Stadium Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, (504) 346-5710. Offers telephone counseling and individual counseling.

Metairie: Molly Ferguson, PhD, LPC, LMFT, NCC, CHt, 3001 5th Street, Metairie, LA 70002, (504) 836-0000,


Baton Rouge: Carrie Schultz, The Housepet Housevet, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, 225-362-4926,,


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

Abbeville: Shady Acres Pet Memorial Gardens, 3227 Bares Rd, Abbeville, LA 70510, (337) 937-8550,,

Downsville: Best Friends Crematory and Memorial Company/Private Pet Cremations, 366 Butch Pardue Road, Downsville, LA 71234, office (318) 982-5023, (318) 680-3543 or (318) 255-3761,, (Also serving Arkansas and Texas.)

Dubach: Forever Friends Pet Crematory, 3942 Highway 822, Dubach, LA 71235, 318-265-9563,

Harvey: Agee's Pet Crematorium, 2317 Washington Avenue, Harvey, LA 70058, 504.362.3311,,

Mandeville: All Creatures Memorial Gardens, 23098 Highway 1088, Mandeville, LA 70448-8410, (504) 626-9664,, (Awaiting verification)

New Iberia: Heavenly Pet Memorials, 2204 Razorback Road, New Iberia, LA 70563, 337 280-0011 or 337 577-2566,,

New Orleans: Heaven's Pets Cremation and Bereavement Center, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124, (504) 482-PETS (7387) or 1 (888) 778-7387,,

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Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet is now available as an e-book (PDF) for just $5!
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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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