Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Bereavement advice

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown

We all encounter tragedy and personal loss at one time or another in our lives. When we are overcome, confused or defeated about ourselves or someone else, we can always contact The Samaritans who will help us through our dark days.

If you are saddened and dejected at losing a beloved pet, you will find a sympathetic ear, understanding and support at our pet bereavement service

Please call 0203 745 9859 for help and advice




R.I.P. Wilf

Said goodbye to my precious boy Wilf 8th Feb 2021and I am missing him so much.❤❤

My life will never be the same without him.


  R.I.P Leonard 

He came into foster care and they fell in love with him

'for the gentlest boy in the world'

R.I.P. Raleigh

 Roger and Valerie rescued beautiful Raleigh (Nee Charlie) from the Animal Samaritans in 2011. He brightened every day of their lives and will be missed greatly missed.

April 2011 - September 2020.

  R.I.P. Charlie

"Charlie you where my special boy who made me strong through good and bad times, a part of me is missing and you have broke my heart, i hope you are at peace, i will never forget you". Love Rob & Family. XXX.

  R.I.P. Fluffy
The owners 9 year old grandson, DANIEL was looking after him and he has written some beautiful words for Fluffy:

I will miss yours hugs
I will miss us playing together
I will miss your rubbing
I will miss your meowing
I will miss your loud munching
I will miss your fluff
I will miss saying “I’m home” to you. 
But most importantly I will miss you!

R.I.P Molly & Rizla

Molly (left) and Rizla (right). Two incredible dogs that came into our lives from Animal Samaritans in 2006, and shared their lives and unequivocal love, joy and passion for life with us. 

Sadly, Molly passed away due to ill health on 11/09/15. 

Rizla recently passed away too on 26/03/17.

We'll meet again someday at the rainbow bridge my loves x  

RIP Beautiful Duke
"Sadly my best friend Duke died nearly three weeks ago and I am finding the loss very hard to take. I know it's early days and hopefully it will get easier..."
"..I found your website very inspiring and would like to volunteer with fostering, transportation or help with home checking. I don't feel up to rehoming a dog permanently at the moment but I know there are dogs that need a comfortable, loving homes until such time a forever home is found for them.
I have given up work now and am a pensioner living alone and have this big void to fill in my life. If I can be of any assistance please let me know as I would love to help. I live in Welling.  Regards, Lindsay"    N
ovember 2016

This is romeo, after a difficult childhood I left home at 15 and got romeo as a 6 week old pup,  he was the most loyal, protective loving part of our pack,  when my daughter came along in 2007 he was always wonderful with her she even learned to walk holding on to his back!  Sadly he died of bone cancer in March this year and I still feel so empty without him, he came everywhere with me even to my lectures, I feel I gave him the best life he was never alone, he got 2 1 hour walks a day plus swimming in the local lake about 4 days a week,  he was 16 when he died so I've had him half my life and the whole of my daughters life.... 

Forever in our hearts and hope from your support ( Chris)  that I can eventually move on thank you xxxxx
Faye xx 




The owner called our bereavement service and here are her kind words..

“It was lovely to speak with you last night. It helped me to talk through my pain with someone who understands how much it hurts to lose your best friend. Alfie my beautiful greyhound x Lurcher has been gone 7 weeks yesterday and I am finding it very difficult to cope with.....”

We are always here to help, listen and support you xx

Our beloved darling Cinnamon died 26th February 2016. He gave nothing but unconditional love and devotion. 

He had the most amazing nature, never once growled and his claws were never out. In later years he used to love sitting in the garden getting the hammock to rock. 

Our house is empty without you. RIP our loveable gentle boy. We love you all the world and will miss you xxxxxxxx

Our Jaffa that loved to give us mice, at 3am, just as we are sleeping!
"Bang" goes the cat flap, as Jaffa makes his entrance. 
Very talky, noisy nosey Jaffa!

I lost my handsome boy, Coco this year.  Not a day goes by when I don't think about him 

Eric the cat was the first piano playing cat on YouTube, and he died of cancer a few days ago.

His memory will live on in the happy and funny video of his musical talents!

Click on the picture of Eric to watch his you tube video 


Emmie the dog -  Emmie was such a kind and gentle dog. We are missing her so much. The house isn't the same without her

Our two Darling four legged children have gone to doggie heaven.
We miss them so much. We rescued them from Animal Samaritans on 14/2/2007.
Skye was a beautiful boy feisty just like his friend Starr.
After 9 yrs, the family that they lived with gave them up. .. we were blessed to have them live with us when we adopted them.They enriched our lives everyday. 

We travelled all over the UK with them. They loved travelling and staying in lovely hotels. Playing on beaches was their other love. We will treasure our sweet memories forever. We miss you both so much everyday. 
Love mummy and daddy and Suki our 3rd rescued Bichon Frise. 

Hazel and Michael xx

Tommy the cat

Our crazy, naughty little Tommy. You converted non animal lovers into devoted fans, bought joy wherever your little bell collar took you and wreaked havoc for 13 years. Tormenting huge neighbourhood dogs, following me to train stations and hiding in luggage amongst your finest hours. I will miss everything about you. Especially the cuddles during my darkest hours- you were a friend when I felt most alone. Now that things are better in my life, you have passed- almost like you were a guardian angel and have fulfilled your destiny. Rest well and visit my dreams often 

  Tiger the cat

My beautiful Tiger who brought such love and 
Joy to our family and all who met him - courageous,
loving, and daft we will miss you and love you 
forever - R.I.P my angel xx


Bailey the Maltese

Sadly passed too soon. A strong little fellow, with a great character. He was much loved and will be sorely missed. His tiny presence made a big impact on everyone who knew him. 

Tia was a highly intelligent cat (thought she was a dog!) She was a loving companion to an elderly lady, who loved her to bits.
Her unique personality will be remembered forever.
She is probably at rainbow bridge with her mum.

Maggie the cat

Maggie came as a rescue kitten whose mother was found in a unused garden. She was always a very independent girl  but loved laying in the sun and her food. We had Maggie for over 19  happy fun years. R.I.P Maggie The Cat.

  Lucy was a very loyal and loving friend, 
so sadly missed by all. 

   Mel B our 'Spice cat' who never stopped talking to us until the end.
We all miss her.