If you are a pet owner, at some time you will most likely need to know about euthanasia. Click on this link to read about our procedures and information.
If you have recently lost, or will soon loose a pet, know that our thoughts are with you at this time of loss. Please know that you can call our hospital at any time if you need to talk. If you feel you would like to be part of a support group for pet loss, we recommend the Humane Society (641-0080) or the Delta Society (226-7357).
Additional Regional Counseling Services :
Carol Airone, CMHC, NCC - (425)557-7898; 545 Rainier Blvd. N. Ste. 16, Issaquah, WA 98027. Assists clients in overcoming pet loss that may have occurred due to troubling or traumatic circumstances.
Laureen Light, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist - Grief and loss counsellor. 301 3rd Ave NE, Suite 111, Issaquah, WA 98027. (425) 392-5800. Laureen is a client of ours.
Sandy Klettke-Harris, NCC, CMIIC - (425)392-3364; fax 392-3364; Two locations in Bellevue or Issaquah. Focuses on loss and grief, as well as other life-changing transformations. Offers youth, family and individual therapy.
Debra Bohunicky, RN, MS, RC - Pet loss & grief counseling. 425-774-6530, 20612 - 53rd Ave. West, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Other Online and telephone sources:
College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State Univ. and People/Pet Partnership. (509)335-5704; P.O. Box 647010, Pullman, WA 99164-7010. Call Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. A volunteer will then call back collect. All callers receive a packet dealing with loss and euthanasia; referrals.
Pet Loss Information Line: sponsored by Seattle Times. (206) 464-2000, ext. 7387, then press 3. Information about euthanasia also available for those with elderly and ill companion animals. Presented by The Humane Society of Seattle/King Co.
Humane Society 425-641-0080, offers Pet Loss Support Group which meets every Saturday at l0 am - registration not required. email - firstname.lastname@example.org
King Co. Library & Seattle Public Library; www.spl.lib.wa.us/ where you can do a search for pet loss will provide a wide variety of books and sources. or call them at 206-382-2116 for assistance.
Hospice information can be obtained at http://www.healthypet.com/library_view.aspx?id=9 and www.pet-loss.net
Pet Loss Website Has additional information and assistance.
Last updated August 2010