Pet Bereavement Support

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Pets are beloved members of the family. If you have experienced the loss of a pet and need to talk about it there are national charities that can help. There is also practical support for older or terminally ill people who require help to look after their pet.

How to contact

Where to go

Available throughout South Cambridgeshire District

For more info on pet loss support from Blue Cross:

Click on the logo to visit each organisation’s website.

Practical support for elderly or terminally ill pet owners:

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The Cinnamon Trust is a national charity which seeks to relieve the anxieties, problems, and sometimes injustices, faced by elderly and terminally ill people and their pets.

Their volunteers can provide support with:

  • practical help when any aspect of day-to-day care poses a problem – for example, walking the dog for a housebound owner
  • national fostering service for pets whose owners face a spell in hospital
  • help to find pet-friendly care home – click here
  • long term care for pets whose owners have died or moved to residential accommodation which will not accept pets.

Call The Cinnamon Trust on 01736 757 900.

Pet bereavement  support:

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The Blue Cross can support you with pet bereavement or pet loss. If you are grieving for a pet, their free and confidential Pet Bereavement Support Service is available via email or webchat. The webchat service is staffed by trained volunteers from 8.30am to 8.30pm every day. Follow the link on the website by clicking here. Alternatively, you can call  0800 096 6606 between 8.30am and 8.30pm every day. Due to the nature of the helpline and to keep your call confidential, they cannot see your phone number if you call them and are unable to call you back.

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Paws to Listen grief support service – If you’re experiencing pet-related grief you can call to speak to a trained volunteer on this free and confidential phone line: 0800 024 94 94 . Open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday – excluding Bank Holidays. If lines are busy, a call-back service is available.

Pet welfare, care and rehoming:

If you are struggling with cost of looking after your pet, there is more information here – including information about rehoming.

If you need to report cruelty or an animal in distress please visit the RSPCA website.

Support is free, however you may be charged for phone calls by your phone provider.






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