Anyone who has ever loved and lost an animal companion knows the incredible pain and feeling of emptiness that follows.
Society in general can be insensitive and sometimes intolerant of our grief and our feelings.
The death of a pet can be one of the most devastating experiences an individual or family has to face. For many this loss is not only an animal, but a best freind, a family member and beloved confidant.
Pet Loss Support Group
If you are anticipating the death of a pet, wish to talk to someone about the death of a pet, or would like to receive bereavement resource material, please call 343-5322.
Pet Loss Support Provides
Support and comfort to people who are struggling with the death of a beloved companion animal
Confidential telephone support to peopple dealing the pet loss
Support to people who may be anticipating the loss of a companion animal
Educational resources on the topic of companion animal loss, bereavement and the human-animal bond
Public Information to promote better understanding, communication and support for people who have experienced the death of a pet
Referrals to one-on-one grief counselling services
Suggestions on ways to remember and honour your pet
Twice monthly support group
SALGES is the Saskatoon Association for Loss and Grief Education and Support.
The name is long, but the task we have is critically important. Helping people to understand and deal with issues of loss and grief is a crucial function of society. As more and more people have less and less connection to significant others beyond their immediate family, the loss of a member of that family can be devastating.
Our Purpose and Objectives
Suicide claims many people in our society. 3,500 suicides are reported in Canada each year.
These numbers do not begin to reflect the full toll of suicide, the surviving family members and close friends.
Suicide Support Saskatoon offers varied services to meet the needs of survivors.
Both ‘Left Behind’ and ‘After Suicide’ offer nondenominational, non-discriminatory, confidential groups consisting of persons who have experienced the loss of a loved one, or friend, to suicide. (You may have experienced this loss years ago. You are welcome at any time. There is no timetable for grief.)
For further information:
Saskatoon Crisis Intervention (24 hours) 933-6200