"Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together..." -Annonoymos
We understand that losing a pet can be a very sad and stressful time. We are here to help make this time of mourning as easy as possible. If there is anything we can do to help, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Below are a list of Pet Bereavement groups & Pet Memorial Facilities who may be able to help during this difficult time.......
Paw To HeartThe Long Island Veterinary Specialists Center,www.livs.org, 163 South Service Road, Plainview, NY, at 8 PM in *The Conference Room. Groups are open to anyone dealing with the loss of an animal companion through death or separation. They also address euthanasia, terminal illness and quality of life issues, and universal grief. Groups are 'supportive' in nature and not to be confused with 'traditional therapy.' We ask that all prospective members call prior to attending. Telephone and E-mail counseling is available in the interim. Phone:516-785-6416 Email: PawToHeart@usa.com
Animal Love and Loss Network is a group who works with an open dialogue and free exchange of ideas by a network of caring individuals, dedicated to helping themselves and others better understand and move through the pain of loss and grief.
Animal Medical Center Carola Warburg Rothschild Society for the Human-Animal Bond. Phone: (212) 838-8100
Regency Forest Pet Memorial ParkPhone: 631-345-0600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 631-345-2859