Grieving animal lovers can now call a national hotline that has been set up to connect people with qualified and experienced counsellor who can help them cope with their loss.
Currently there are 10 service counsellors based across Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Dr Michael O’Donoghue established the service so that people could call 1300 431 450, 24 hours a day and talk to a specialised pet loss counsellor about the loss of any kind of companion animal.
Calls are answered by a receptionist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and transferred to a suitable counsellor if there is one available on the line, othwerise the caller will be contacted by return phone within 24 hours.
IMAGE: Senior News Brisbane – June 2017
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