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Adopting one animal won’t change the world,
but it will change the world for that one animal

Resources

Emergency Rooms

Columbia Veterinary Emergency and Trauma Specialists (CVETS) Main Campus

Open 24 Hours

1321 Oakcrest Dr.
Columbia, SC  29223
(803) 995-8913 option 1
Call ahead if you can
https://cvets.net

South Carolina Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care

Open 24 Hours

3924 Fernandina Dr.
Columbia, SC  29210
(803) 561-0015
Call ahead if you can
https://scvsec.com

Columbia Veterinary Emergency and Trauma Specialists (CVETS) Urgent Care

Everyday noon - 10pm

2989 Sunset Blvd.
West Columbia, SC  29169
(803) 995-8913 option 2
Call ahead if you can
https://cvets.net

Well Pets Veterinary Clinic After Hours Urgent Care

Monday - Friday noon - 10pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 10pm

1201 Lake Murray Blvd.
Irmo, SC  29063
(803) 732-3883
Call ahead if you can
https://wellpetssc.com

Lost and Found

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Lost and Found Pets of Lexington SC (facebook)

Paw Boost Lost and Found, Lexington, SC

Lost My Doggie, Lexington, SC

Bereavement

Death is not the villain, but the hero.  Death is the reliever of pain; the eraser of deformity.  Death provides a new start; an entry to the next world.  Death does not come to take, Death comes to give; Death gives rest, comfort, relief, and peace everlasting.

– Unknown

How long does grief last?  Grief is directly proportional to love, the more you loved, the longer your grief will last.  Years later, when a memory first brings a smile, and then a tear, that is love and grief continuing in equal measures.

– Anonymous

There are three kinds of people when it comes to losing a pet:

    • One says, “The pain was too much, I will never have another pet.”
    • Another says, “I have to wait before I get another pet.”
    • The third says, “I have all this love with no place to go, I’ll get another pet right away.”

None of these are right, and none of these are wrong.

There is no absolute answer for dealing with the loss of a pet, or preparing for the loss.  Below are some websites with useful information.  Probably the most important tips are

    • It is ok to grieve for a pet, so allow yourself time to grieve
    • Remember to take care of yourself in your time of grief

Adopting one animal won’t change the world,
but it will change the world for that one animal