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The death of a pet is just one reason animal owners call the Tufts Hotline. The student volunteers can help answer your questions about a range of issues including:
- Did your pet run away, or were you unable to keep an animal because of a move, allergies or finacial constraints?
- Do you need to talk through the end-of-life decisions for you pet, such as when is the right time to say goodbye and how to handle the remains.
- Need information on helping a child grieving the loss of a pet or another pet in the house that is out of sorts because of a loss?
- Wondering how to decide when to get a new pet?
When you call the hotline at 508-839-7966, you will speak one-on-one with a student volunteer. There is no formula for any call. The hotline volunteer also can send you a personalized packet of articles and book lists tailored to your specific needs.
The hotline is staffed weeknights from 6 to 9 EST, with more limited hours over the summer. Messages left during off-hours will be returned, at no cost to you, during the next scheduled shift.
For more on the hotline, including links to other resources, visit tufts.edu./vet/petloss.