In “The Riding Family” column in the March 2007 issue of Horse & Rider magazine, author Jenny Meyer offers suggestions for handling a child’s grief when a beloved horse dies. Here are additional resources:
Pet Loss Support Hotlines
University of California at Davis
Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
University of Illinois, Champaign
Michigan State University, East Lansing
Tufts University, North Grafton, Mass.
Washington State University, Pullman
University of Florida, Gainesville
352-392-4700, ext. 4080
Pet Loss. Contact American Veterinary Medical Association at 1-800-248-AVMA, or check with your veterinarian.
The Loss of Your Pet. American Animal Hospital Association’s Member Service Center at 1-800-252-2242, or check with your veterinarian.
When Your Animal Dies. Contact American Veterinary Medical Association at 1-800-248-AVMA, or check with your veterinarian.
Beyond the Rainbow Bridge. Online at HorseBooksEtc.com or call 1-800-952-5813.
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Rainbow’s Bridge, Cape Canaveral, Fla.