Animal Shelter

Pet Loss
 Support Group

Thank you for your support!

Losing a pet is hard, we’re here to help.

Losing a beloved pet can be incredibly difficult, but having a support network can make a world of difference during the grieving journey. Our Pet Loss Support Resources are designed to aid those coping with recent loss, still grieving past losses, anticipating a pet's passing, or preparing for difficult decisions like euthanasia.

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard”
- Winnie The Pooh

Join our support group

Julie Brooks B.A. BSW SW has been a volunteer pet bereavement counselor at the HBSPCA for over 27 years. As a professional bereavement counselor, Julie understands that grieving the loss of a pet is a complete parallel to human bereavement and while the relationship is different, the love is very strong. At our Pet Bereavement Education and Support sessions, Julie connects with people who have lost their animal companions. They safely share stories and tears, photographs and memories, and heal together with Julie's skilled guidance.

Sessions are held in Hamilton on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm

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