Pet Loss Support

“May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.”

– Robert A. Heinlein


 

If you have recently lost your pet, we understand that this is a very difficult time for you. Please know we send you our deepest sympathies. We are here to help you receive your pet’s remains in the that way you decide.

Cremation and Burial Services

We work with Final Gift for cremation and burial services. For more information on this process, fees, and urns please visit http://www.finalgift.com/ or you may call 401-464-8338.

Cremation options at Final Gift include private, individual, or group cremation of your pet. Family members are welcome to witness their pet’s private cremation by appointment. With both the private and individual services your pet’s ashes will be returned to us at which time we will contact you.

Burial Services

Final Gift also provides burial services. To learn more about this process, please visit their website: http://www.finalgift.com/ or you may call 401-464-8338.

Proctor Animal Cemetery, Nashua, NH

If you prefer local burial services, you may consider the Proctor Animal Cemetery at 24 Ferry Road in Nashua.   Proctor Animal Cemetery is located on the Humane Society for Greater Nashua’s property. To learn more, please visit http://www.hsfn.org/animal-services/cremationburial-services.

If you prefer to work with another service, you can let us know and we will be more than happy to assist you. We want to make sure we honor your wishes for your pet in this difficult time.

Animal Hospital of Nashua Serenity Garden

Here at the Animal Hospital of Nashua we are in the process of preparing a serenity garden where you can purchase a garden plant, brick, or a spot on our bench in memory of your pet. Our serenity garden will be located on our property in a quiet woodland corner. We will keep you updated on this important project.

GRIEF SUPPORT

Pet Loss Counseling

For local resources available to you which can provide assistance and counseling in New Hampshire, please click here.

National Support Hotlines and Resources

University of California at Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
800-565-1526
http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/petloss/index.htm

Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
607-253-3932
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/Org/PetLoss/

University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine
877-394-CARE (toll-free)
217-244-CARE (local)
http://vetmed.illinois.edu/CARE/grief.html

Tufts University, School of Veterinary Medicine
508-839-7966
http://www.tufts.edu/vet/petloss/

Washington State University
509-335-5704
http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/PLHL/

Resources on the Web

American Veterinary Medical Association
http://www.avma.org/careforanimals/animatedjourneys/goodbyefriend/plhotlines.asp?

Pet Loss Memorials & Support

http://rainbowsbridge.com/hello.htm
www.nepanetwork.com/keepsakes
www.pet-loss.net
www.ourpals.com
www.aplb.org
www.paws2heaven.com
http://www.funeralwise.com/pets/children