Nothing is more heart wrenching then dealing with the impending loss or grieving for a beloved companion. This is the one area where the internet earns high marks – from its early days via bulletin boards through the current types of social media gathering sites like Facebook. All are helping millions across the globe deal with a highly intimate, yet universally shared experience. But sometimes more subjective information can help
One of the by-products of running a shelter is constantly dealing with loss. Besides losing our personal pets, we may lose animals within hours of their arrival or years after they entered FACT’s foster ferret program. But length of time you have known an animal has no bearing on the sense of loss. It only seems like the loss of a beloved pet should feel “worse.” Our emotional lives are just not that simple!
This area deals with the process of loss: From making the decision to let your pet go, to trying to find consolation in their passing. Sadly, we can’t cure or avoid death. All we can do is cope with it.
Letting Go – How do you know if it is time to say goodbye?
Rainbow Bridge – An anonymous writer penned these words of consolation for pet owners everywhere.
Why Does Pet Loss Hurt – In this article a nurse speaks of grief and its effects.
Can You Love A Ferret – A warm and loving tribute to a friend.