It's not easy to say goodbye to cherished pets, even those that have lived long, happy lives. Although you may hate the thought of life without your pet, euthanasia can be the kindest decision you ...View Article
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Euthanasia, Cremation & Pet Loss Support
Remembering the years of love and care given to our pets and the lifetime of companionship and devotion returned, we cherish their memories long after their lives have ended. Our pets not only deserve, but it is proper that we give some forethought to their final arrangements.
Should your pet require euthanasia, our caring staff can assist you in the handling of all aspects of this difficult decision. All of the decision making is up to you, and we will gladly comply with your wishes. Our friendly and compassionate staff is available to answer any questions you may have regarding the euthanasia process.
Afterward, or if your pet has passed on it’s own, MRAH will arrange cremation services. You have the option of a private or communal cremation. Should you choose a communal cremation, your pet’s ashes are laid to rest around a private garden on the grounds of Pet Rest in Ossian, Indiana. Each garden is marked with an annual marker, so you can visit the grounds where your pet rests if you like. Please visit their website to take a tour of their gardens, if you wish. We can also arrange for the individual cremation of your pet at Pet Rest. To help achieve closure with the loss of your beloved pet, we will return the ashes to you within 7-14 business days. Our cremation coordinator can go over any specific details and answer any questions you may have.
There are many different ways to memorialize your pet, and house their ashes, if you wish. We carry catalogs of products available from Pet Rest featuring both indoor urns as well as urns that can be placed in your garden, or your pet’s favorite lounging spot outside. Pet Angel Memorial Center, in Indianapolis is a unique and wonderful place to help pet owners and their families mourn, memorialize and celebrate the life of their pet. They are capable of providing almost anything a grieving pet owner may want, including grief counseling, books, art, etc. Please ask any of our client service associates for more details, a brochure, or a catalog, or click here.
For information and/or needs, please call either of our offices at 317-228-0645 or 317-228-0645.
Here is a list of grief resources you may find helpful:
C.A.L.M. (Companion Animal Loss & Memory)
Pet Loss Support meetings were started to provide a local venue and information for individuals and families who have lost pets in the Indianapolis & surrounding areas. Coleen Ellis, of Two Hearts Pet Loss Center, brings healing advice and helps families understand the stages of grief. These gatherings are informal and there is no cost or commitment to attend. Circle City Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospitals proud to offer their Conference Area for these monthly meetings. Please call Circle City at 317-872-VETS(8387) for more information.
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
This is a national clearinghouse for information on mental health professionals who provide pet loss support. There are state-by-state listings of pet loss counselors.
P.O. Box 106, Brooklyn, NY 11230
The Delta Society promotes and studies the improvement of health through service and therapy animals. It has resources regarding pet loss.
875 124th Ave. NE, Suite 101, Bellevue, WA 98005
World by the Tail, Inc.
This company provides services and products for anyone who loves, lives, and works with pets. It specializes in grief support, but also provides other emotional support resources for pet-owning families and veterinary professionals.
126 West Harvard Street, Suite 5, Fort Collins, CO 80525