Grieving for the loss of an animal, through their death, parting, or enforced separation, can be a very sad and difficult experience. A number of organisations and resources are available to support you from ASWA and other organisations.


For Immediate Help

For further help for the loss of a pet or companion animal the Pet Bereavement Support Service - organised by SCAS and the Blue Cross - is available to help you by phone Tel: 0800-096-6606 or email: Further information is available from their websites;




For helpful Prayers and Readings

ASWA produce a booklet - click here - to download



















Further Helpful Reading & Resources


Return to the Fold

Prayers, Readings and Hymns for use following the death of animals by Linda J Bodicoat

Available by mail order at £5.20 (including postage and packing)

Rose Cottage

51, Highfield Street

Earl Shilton




Animal Rites

Liturgies of Animal Care by Revd Professor Andrew Linzey

SCM Press

From book shops at £9.95


Death of An Animal Friend

Produced by the Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS)

Available by mail order at £2.50 (including postage and packing)

lOb Leny Road



FKl7 8BA

Telephone: 01877-330996


Another Organisation specialising in support is:


Departed Friend Companion Animal Bereavement Services

Debby Wakeham AMACC MSBP



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