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If you’re grieving the loss of a pet cat, you might be finding it difficult to cope.

Losing a pet cat is much like losing any other member of the family and knowing how to react and what to do to ease your grief can feel like a challenge.

At Cats Protection, our designated pet bereavement support service can help you in dealing with the loss of your cat. Whether you’re grieving the loss of a pet after euthanasia, your cat has gone missing or you’ve had to separate for other circumstances, a call to the Paws to Listen service may make all the difference.

Our dedicated volunteer listeners are on hand for when you need support. While we’re unable to offer counselling, we can offer a sympathetic ear at a difficult time.

How am I meant to feel after losing my cat?

As with any loss you might experience, there is no ‘right’ way to feel after the loss of your cat. Your emotions and feelings are perfectly normal and are personal to you. For example:

  • you might feel like no one understands how you feel
  • you might feel guilty or blame yourself
  • you may feel confused or angry
  • you might feel that by talking to your family and friends, you are burdening them

Our Paws to Listen support line is confidential, with all listeners trained in pet bereavement support. The line is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.

For more advice on what to do when you’re grieving the loss of your cat, take a look at our expert guides. You can also share your bereavement story with us or celebrate your cat with an addition to our Memory Wall.

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