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Bereavement due to the loss of a pet can often be as traumatic as that of losing a human partner.


The Bay Area SPCA recognizes this and has many items to facilitate the cremation and the memorial of your loved pets.


To help pet owners deal with this difficult time, we offer professional, dignified pet cremation services. The Bay Area SPCA offers the option of individual cremations, with the return of ashes, and a selection of urns. Please contact the Bay Area SPCA for more information about our Pawprints in Time Pet Cremation Service.


Tips For Dealing With The Loss Of A Pet

Memorialize your pet: establish a foundation, grant, or make a donation in your animal's name.

Commemorate your pet: an ad in the paper or on the Internet.

Write the story of your pet's life.

Encourage children to talk about the pet and their feelings of loss.

Make a scrapbook of photos and memories of your pet.

Please remember that grieving the loss of a pet is perfectly natural.

Additional help can be found at

If you or a loved one are having difficulty grieving for your pet, consider joining a pet loss support group. Animal Emergency Clinic Southeast offers a support group. Please call (713) 941-8460 ext.1 for more information. Please contact the Bay Area SPCA for more resources.