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Pet Loss

"I Only Wanted You"

They say memories are golden, well maybe that is true. I never wanted memories, I only wanted you. A million times I needed you, a million times I cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place no one could ever fill. If tears could build a stairway and heartache make a lane, I'd walk the path to heaven and bring you back again. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
 - Author Unknown

Here at Pionner we offer a couple different services concerning euthanasia.

1.) If you wish, you may take you pet's body home with you.

2.) You may leave your pet's body with us and we can take care of the body for you.

3.) We also work with a service that provides a "Special Cremation" where for an extra fee you will receive ashes of your pet back.

Call with any questions or for prices.
(641) 424-0810

Pet Loss Hotlines

Pet parents can receive help from the ASPCA Pet Loss Support program with the following issues:
Assistance with the decision to euthanize.
Comfort and support at the time of euthanasia.
Help with grieving the loss.
Advice on dealing with children, the elderly or disabled individuals who are facing a death of a companion animal.
Helping the surviving animals in the household to cope.
Assistance in establishing a relationship with a new pet.
For support dealing with the loss of a pet, including information on meeting the emotional needs of children at the time of a pet's death.
Please call: (877)GRIEF-10.


Pet Loss Support Hotline hosted by the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Operational seven days a week, 6pm to 9pm (CST) from Sept-April; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 6:00-9:00 pm (CST) from May-August.
Please call: 888-ISU-PLSH