Solace Pet Loss Ireland was set up in 2008 to provide support for individuals and families who are suffering the loss of a pet through death or disappearance.
"Pet loss can have a huge impact on a person’s life and many find it difficult to talk to friends or family so it is great to have the service of Solace available." – Ann Marie Horgan MVB GPCert SAM
Animals have the capacity to love us unconditionally. Anyone who has loved an animal knows how unique this bond is. Unfortunately, we live in a society where there is a stigma attached to grieving for an animal and when people lose a pet they often hide the true extent of their grief for fear of being ridiculed. It takes time to adjust to life without an animal companion that has been an important part of your day-to-day living.
"Solace provides a much-needed, gentle and supportive role and an emotional lifeline at a time when people might otherwise feel very alone" – Pete Wedderburn BVM&S CertVR MRCVS
If you have suffered the loss of a pet or are preparing for the difficult task of euthanasia, please do not hesitate to contact Solace Pet Loss Ireland and we will endeavour to provide you with the information that you need.
If you would like to talk, please call Annie at +353-87-3879938 and leave a message. Annie will get back to you as soon as possible. (There is no charge for this service)
"As a vet I am regularly in contact with clients who have lost much loved pets. People can often be shocked and even overwhelmed at the level of grief they experience after the death of a pet." – Fintan Browne MVB
The death of her dog, Toby, prompted Annie to set up this service.
"Toby was a cross-breed rescue dog. He was a great companion to me. I got him when I was in my 30's, and when he died I was in my 50's. It was like the loss of a good auld pal." Faithful Departed (Irish Times 16.02.2008).