The Ralph Site is a personally funded not-for-profit website that I set up in 2011 motivated by the untimely passing of my cat Ralph in November 2010 - another feline victim of modern roads.
The site contains a variety of resources including advice on euthanasia and aftercare options and information on bereavement and grief management. There are a blog and forums for grieving pet carers to interact with like-minded people. The open public Facebook page and closed private Facebook group are proving to be a great source of comfort and interaction. The Ralph site also offers bereaved pet carers the opportunity to create an online memorial to their furry friend.
If you work in a veterinary practice and would like some materials for giving out to pet carers, please click here and use the contact details provided.
"We're so impressed with your fantastic, supportive site. Our clients will definitely benefit and gain invaluable comfort and peace of mind. Thank you so much."
"The most common feedback I've had is that it just helps to see that what they're feeling is perfectly normal and that most owners in that position feel very similar emotions, despite what other "friends" and work colleagues all too often seem to say, "It's only a dog/cat" etc!"