Letter to the Editor

The loss of a beloved pet, though death, relationship breakdown, theft or for any reason has a devastating impact on most owners.

As I myself know after losing my beloved cat, Tamby, a few years ago, the relationship between a pet and their person is unique and when he died it was utterly heart-breaking.

That’s why Blue Cross runs a Pet Bereavement Support Service, available every day of the year, to offer comfort and help anyone grieving over the loss of a pet.

The scheme is run mostly by volunteers who have experienced such grief themselves. Due to a rise in numbers of people needing the service the charity is calling out for more home-based volunteers to join the team helping on the phones or online.

Blue Cross provides full training and support. If you understand the impact of the loss of a pet and think you can help others, get in touch with Blue Cross today.


Jan Leeming

c/o Blue Cross

Shilton Road


Oxon OX18 4PF


0300 555 1897