Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
The death of a pet can be as devastating as the death of a human family member. People experience a wide range of emotions when their pets die. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross identified five stages in the grief process: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Many of these stages also apply to the loss of a family pet. There are some resources for grief listed on our website that may be helpful. Always check out other options that your community can offer, as well.