A father wrote to the ASPCA’s Counseling Service about what to do about their pet-grieving son. An animal loss is always hard, especially for young people. Our pets are loved like a part of our family nonetheless. Even though this kind of loss is hard, I believe that it is a helpful life lesson; a lesson that will help a young person prepare and cope with loss all through his/her life. No one likes to let go of a beloved pet, but I do think that all animals go to a good place, and that everything happens for a reason.