Our pets made our world a better place by their simple love, loyalty and devotion that they gave us.
There are many emotions that arise from the loss of a pet. Among them are shock, disbelief, anger and guilt. These emotions are normal and predictable responses.
Below you find a list of good resources to help you and your family during this difficult time.
The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement is a compassionate nonprofit organization of trained volunteers, dedicated to helping people during this very special kind of bereavement. We are constantly improving all our services, and making them freely available on the Internet. The APLB is unique, and the only organization in the world doing all this. Pet loss chats Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights from 7-9 pm, and Sunday afternoon from 1-3 pm, all Central time.
KIDSAID is a safe place for kids to help each other deal with grief and loss. It's a place to deal with feelings in our e-mail support group, to share and view artwork and stories, and for parents and kids to ask questions and find answers.
Once you are ready to adopt another loving pet, please consider our local Mississippi animal shelters. Not only will you gain a new loyal friend, but you will also be helping to saving a life.
Listed below is the name and address of our local shelters.
The Rev. Susan R. Carney is a South MS Pet Priest, she provides Professional Compassionate Care for you and your Companion Animals. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gulf South Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. (GSGRR) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization run by a small group of volunteers. We are home based in the Greater New Orleans, LA area, but have volunteers in the Gulf South and Northeast. We take in purebred Golden Retrievers and Golden Retriever mixes from public shelters and accept owner-relinquished Goldens from the Gulf Coastal states (LA, MS, AL, FL). We provide our dogs with veterinary care including spaying or neutering as necessary, evaluate their temperament, and socialize them by having them live with foster families. Then the dogs are matched with loving, carefully selected adoptive homes. We place our dogs in adoptive homes not only in the Gulf South, but in the Northeast as well.
Greyhound Pets of America's Louisiana/Mississippi Chapter (GPA LA/MS) is a non-profit organization, staffed exclusively by volunteers who are dedicated to finding good, responsible, permanent homes for retired racing greyhounds and younger dogs that didn't make the grade as racers. In addition, GPA LA/MS provides a greyhound rescue service for SPCAs and Humane Societies throughout LA and MS.
If you've been thinking about acquiring a new pet, please consider adopting a greyhound. You will be rewarded with many years of love and enjoyment. Greyhounds are extraordinary animals. Greyhounds are quiet, reserved, even-tempered, sensitive, social and extremely loyal. They have a desire to please and crave attention making them an excellent companion.