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New Jersey Pet Loss Resources
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(800) 404-PETS - PetFriends hotline. Outside of NJ Dial (856) 234-4688. Phones answered 24 hours a day. http://contactburlco.org
(732) 542-0040 - Monmouth County SPCA - Bob Szita MS, LPC, Co-Director of Contemporary Counseling Center of Marlboro, NJ and Pet Loss Counselor for the Monmouth County SPCA will return calls at no charge to the public. http://monmouthcountyspca.org/services/bereavement-counseling/, http://www.actionartz.com/petlosshelpline.htm, ContactUs@ActionArtz.com
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.
Augusta: Diana Sebzda, MA, LPC, FT, Director of Bereavement, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center, 5 Plains Road, Augusta, NJ 07822, 973-948-2283, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.karenannquinlanhospice.org/services/bereavement/. Pet Loss Support Group meets the third Monday of every month from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. No fee; no reservations required.
Madison: Nancy Saxton-Lopez and Judith Bess, St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, 575 Woodland Avenue, Madison, NJ. Meets the First Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 pm and the third Sunday of each month from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Call (973) 377-7094 for information and directions. https://www.sthuberts.org/petloss
Marlton: Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr., Ste. 300, Marlton, NJ 08053, (856) 596-8550,
info@SamaritanNJ.org, https://www.samaritannj.org/support-groups. Groups are scheduled when enough participants have signed up, so call to get on the list or confirm the schedule.
Paramus: Susan Stone, LCSW, Oradell Animal Hospital, Winters Ave, Paramus, NJ, 201-262-0010, http://oradell.com/services-staff/bereavement-support/. The group is free, open to the public. It runs every two weeks. Please RSVP to email@example.com or 201-262-0010 ext. 152.
Somerset: Friends of Nikki, support group for preparing for and coping with pet illness and loss, meets 3rd Sunday of the month from 1 - 2:30pm. http://friendsofnikki.memberlodge.com/. Contact Donna Kahora at 732-246-2124 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Woolwich: Day By Day Pet Caregiver Support, Saint Francis Veterinary Center, 392 Kings Highway, Woolwich, NJ, 484-453-8210, email@example.com, http://www.daybydaypetsupport.com/support-circles/. Meets last Wednesday of the month, 7-8 p.m.
Augusta: Diana Sebzda, MA, LPC, FT, Director of Bereavement, Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center, 5 Plains Road, Augusta, NJ 07822, 973-948-2283, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.karenannquinlanhospice.org/services/bereavement/
Jersey City: Deborah Antinori, MA, LPC, FT, Director, Davison Counseling Center, (908) 507-4254, email@example.com, http://www.petlossaudio.com
Marlboro: Bob Szita, MS, Contemporary Counseling Center of Marlboro, South Main Street, Marlboro, NJ 07746, 732-577-1076, ContactUs@ActionArtz.com, http://www.actionartz.com/
Marlton: Center for Grief Support, Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr., Ste. 300, Marlton, NJ 08053, (856) 596-8550, info@SamaritanNJ.org, http://www.samaritanhospice.org
Midland Park/Morristown: Nancy Saxton-Lopez, LCSW, DCSW, 201-447-1409, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.csmpc.com/saxton-lopez.html
Morristown: Julie Corbin, Ph.D., 55 Madison Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960, 973-886-3294, email@example.com, http://www.jcorbinphd.com
|Newton: Mark Littman, MA, LPC, NCC, 952 Mt. Benevolence Rd., Newton, NJ 07860, 973-300-5338. The death of a beloved pet can be devestating. When even words of sorrow and understanding expressed by well-meaning friends and family don't help, it might be time to seek counseling. I have worked with many people who are experiencing what you are going through and have gone through it myself numerous times. Sometimes only a few sessions are enough to help ease the pain but, of course, it might take longer. And because there is no time frame for grief, I have a reduced fee for those who see me for loss of a pet. [Offers phone counseling.]
Please note that most veterinary clinics and many SPCAs/humane societies also offer cremation services.
Clifton: Faithful Companion Pet Cremation Services, 470 Colfax Avenue Clifton, New Jersey 07013, (973) 249-7200, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.faithfulcompanion.com/locations/clifton/
Ewing: Friends Forever Pet Crematory & Memorial Center, 1879 Pennington Rd., Ewing, NJ 08618, (609) 882-1800, email@example.com, http://www.friends4everpetcrematory.com
Hamilton: Hamilton Pet Meadow, 1500 Klockner Rd, Hamilton, NJ 08619, (609) 586-9660, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://petmeadow.com
Lafayette: Abbey Glen Pet Memorial Park, 187 Route 94, Lafayette, NJ 07848, (973) 579-2171, (800) 972-3118; http://www.abbeyglen.com/ (handles horses)
Mahwah: Snow Mountain Pet Cemetery & Crematory, 30 Snow Mountain Ave., Mahwah, NJ 07430, (201) 512-1366, email@example.com, http://www.snowmtnpet.com
Manasquan: Noah's Ark Pet Crematory, 2643 Old Bridge Road, Manasquan, NJ 08736, 732-528-6624, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.noahsarkpc.com/pc/
New Providence: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 419 S. St., New Providence, NJ 07974-2194, (908) 464-4875, email@example.com, https://www.standrewschurch.org/st-francis-pet-cemetery
Pennsauken: Paws to Heaven Pet Crematory, 9140-B Pennsauken Hwy,
Pennsauken, NJ 08110, (800) 910-8138; http://www.pawstoheaven.com/ (handles horses)
Secaucus: Pet Rest in Peace Memorial Center & Crematory, 900 Castle Road Suite C, Secaucus, NJ 07094, 201.770.1550, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.petrestinpeace.com
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