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Pet Bereavement

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Our pets are part of the family, so when it comes to saying goodbye it can be an extremely tough and emotional time.

Here at Rufford Vets we believe support during this time is important; Becky, our on site Pet Bereavement Advisor is dedicated to providing you with any support you need throughout grieving the loss of an animal.

For help, guidance or an informal chat with someone who will listen and understand, please contact Becky by email at bereavement@ruffordvets.co.uk

Alternatively, write to or telephone the surgery leaving your contact details; Becky will respond to you as soon as possible to arrange a convenient time to talk.

"Having lost pets myself I know how devastating it can be, it is like losing a family member. Ever since I was young I have had a passion to help animals and their owners. Knowing that someone is there for support when you lose your cherished one can mean a lot and can make all the difference. That is why I chose to make myself available for support. It is not something anyone should have to go through alone"
 

Additional bereavement support

Small animals

The Ralph Site

Blue Cross

Our Special Friends

Pet Bereavement Support Service Helpline on 08000 966 606

 

Equine

Our Special Friends

BHS

World Horse Welfare

Pet Bereavement Support Service Helpline on 0800 0966 606

Suggested reading

Books for adults

Absent Friend by Laura and Martyn Lee
Goodbye, Dear Friend: Coming to terms with the Death of a Pet by Virginia Ironside

Books for Children

-Goodbye Mousie by Robie H. Harris (2001)
-Missing My Pet by Alex Lambert (aged six) (2006)

Children's Bereavement Workbook

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