Family, friends and society don't always understand how drastically the loss of a pet can affect us, and therefore they can find it difficult to support the grief we often feel.
Butte Humane Society does not offer any support groups to help dealing with pet bereavement. We do however have some resources that may help you cope with your loss.
Florence Soares-Dabalos, LMFT
Dealing with Pet Loss
Saying Good-bye to the Pet You Love
Lorri Greene, PhD and Jacquelyn Landis, New Harbinger Publications, 2002.
Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet
Moira Anderson, Peregrine Press, 1994.
The Human-Animal Bond and Grief
Laurel Lagoni, Carolyn Butler & Suzanne Hetts, W.B. Saunders and Company, 1994.
Preparing for the Loss of Your Pet
Myrna Milani, DVM, Prima Publishing, 1988.
Oh Where Has My Pet Gone?: A Pet Loss Memory Book, Ages 3-103
Sally Sibbitt, B. Libby Press, 1991.
The Loss of a Pet
Wallace Sife, Howell Books, 1998.
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney
Judith Viorst, Athenum, 1971.
E.B. White, Harper Junior, 1952.
Remembering My Pet: A Kid's Own Spiritual Workbook for When a Pet Dies
Nechama Liss-Levinson, PhD and Rev. Molly Phinney Baskett, SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2007.