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    NOTE: The University of Minnesota VMC hotline is no longer active.


    SUPPORT GROUPS:

    Cloquet: Friends of Animals Humane Society, 1418 Highway 33, South Cloquet, MN 55720 (near Duluth). Contact Diane Parkhurst, (218) 879-1655, foadianep@yahoo.com, http://www.foaonline.org/petloss.htmlg. Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month from 630pm - 8pm.

    Golden Valley: Animal Humane Society Pet Loss Support Group, 845 Meadow Lane N., Golden Valley, MN 55422, 763/489-2205, Pet Loss Support group meets Mondays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/services/lossofpet/supportgroup. For more information, please contact Kenn C. at 612-730-6016.

    Oakdale: Heidi Brenegan, Animal Emergency Clinic & Referral Center, 1163 Helmo Ave N, Oakdale, MN 55128, 651-501-3766. We are starting a support group in February. It will take place on the fourth Tuesday evening of each month from 7-9pm. Our first group will take place on February 22, 2011. aecmanagement@aol.com, http://www.aec-tc.com/

    St. Paul: Companion Animal Love, Loss and Memories Group (CALLM) Group, University of Minnesota Veterinary Social Work Services, 1365 Gortner Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108. Meets at the Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center, Room 115 (see webpage for map and directions). Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Call to confirm schedule before attending. For more information and to reserve your seat, please contact VMC Social Work Services at 612-624-9372. http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vmc/aboutvmc/clientsupport/callm/home.html, moga0019@umn.edu

    Twin Cities Extended Area: MN Pets - see listing under "In-Home Euthanasia" below or visit MNpets.com.


    COUNSELORS:

    Mendota Heights: Lisa Havelin, Lisa Havelin Pet Loss and Grief Counseling supporting the Human-Animal Bond, 2 Hingham Circle, Mendota Heights, MN, 651-230-4035, http://www.lisahavelin.com, lhavelin9345@gmail.com

    St. Paul: University of Minnesota Veterinary Social Work Services, 1365 Gortner Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108. Contact Athena Diesch, MSW, LGSW, (612) 625-4168, diesc009@umn.edu, http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vmc/aboutvmc/clientsupport/home.html. The center also offers free phone support during business hours.

    St. Paul: Jeffrey Raich, MSW, LICSW, 1360 Energy Park Drive, Suite 340, St. Paul, Mn, 55108, 651-312-4557, jraich@rivercityclinic.com,

    Twin Cities Extended Area: MN Pets - see listing under "In-Home Euthanasia" below or visit MNpets.com.

    IN-HOME EUTHANASIA/HOSPICE CARE:

    Edina: Karen Randall DVM, Solace Veterinary Hospice. Solace Veterinary Hospice provides home hospice and in-home euthanasia services for companion animals in the Twin Cities area. We focus on helping animals experience terminal illness and the dying process with dignity, at home surrounded by their loving family. 7 days a week. 952-920-9200, http://solaceveterinaryhospice.com, info@solaceveterinaryhospice.com

    Minneapolis: Pet Loss At Home, One Hour Radius of Minneapolis, 8am-8pm, Seven Days A Week, Within 1-3 Hours Notice. Multiple Veterinarians, Better Availability. 877-219-4811, http://www.PetLossAtHome.com

    Twin Cities Extended Area: MN Pets. It could be the hardest decision you ever make. You love your pet like family... because they are. How do you know when it's time? You don't have to make this decision alone. Our experienced counselors are trained to help you. And when it's time to end your pet's pain and suffering, our veterinarians will come to your home. We will support and guide you through this emotional time. Call (612) 354-8500 or email support@MNpets.com. Seven days a week. Read memorials at http://www.Facebook.com/MNpets or visit MNpets.com for more details. (5 Veterinarians, 2 Grief Counselors).


    CEMETERIES/CREMATORIES:

    Anoka: Midwest Cremation Service of Minnesota, 20323 St Francis Blvd, Anoka MN, (763) 753-5510, http://www.mcsofmn.com/

    Edina: Pet Cremation Services of Minnesota, 5249 West 73rd Street Suite F, Edina, MN 55439, 952-925-1234, http://www.petcremationofmn.com, info@petcremationofmn.com

    Golden Valley: Animal Humane Society, 845 Meadow Lane N., Golden Valley, MN 55422, 763-489-2203, http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/services/lossofpet/cremation

    E. Grand Forks: Pet Haven Cemetery, 40935 190th St. SW, East Grand Forks, MN 56721, 218-773-3432, http://www.resthavenandpethavencemetery.com, pethavencemetery@yahoo.com

    Grand Rapids: At-Rest-Pet-Cremation Inc., 988 NW 20th Street, Grand Rapids, MN, 55744, 218-327-0834, At-Rest-Pet-Cremation@hotmail.com

    New Brighton: Pets Remembered Cremation Service, 15 2nd Ave SE, New Brighton, MN, 651-633-4564, wylandnoren@msn.com, http://www.petsrememberedcremation.com. Serving Minneapolis, St. Paul, Arden Hills, White Bear Lake, Roseville, Edina, Wayzata, Bloomington, Eagan, Lakeville, Stillwater, Shoreview, Blaine, Anoka, Eden Praire, Highland Park.

    St. Paul/Twin Cities Area: Both the Memorial Pet Cemetery in Roseville and the Animal Inn of Stillwater are full and are not accepting new clients.


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    • "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
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