Cornell Feline Health Center

Whatever the circumstance ...

the death of a feline companion can be a very traumatic experience - one often filled with grief and a sense of profound loss. This can be a vulnerable time, and one when a friend's caring and understanding is especially meaningful and comforting.

Cornell Feline Health Center

Sheila M. Reakes
Director, Annual Giving
Box 39
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607-253-4055
Fax: 607-253-3740

Camuti Consultation Service:
1-800-KITTYDR (1-800-548-8937)

Feline Memorial Program

The loss of a beloved cat can be a truly devastating experience, sometimes causing emotions as intense as those felt over the loss of any other family member. Expression of compassion and understanding can be immensely comforting to those who have experienced the loss. A memorial contribution* in the cat's name shows your sensitivity in a way that will help other cats live healthier lives.

Gifts to the Feline Health Center help to assure that we can continue our mission of improving the health and well-being of cats everywhere. What better way to remember a client's or friend's pet than with a gift that will provide help for cats today and hope for them tomorrow.

Condolence letters for a friend, relative, or client are automatically sent when you make a gift using the links provided below:

To make a gift online in memory of a friend's cat using our secure server, please use our giving form. For information on making a gift by mail or phone, please contact the development office at 607-253-4055 or email

Veterinarians & Clinics
Make an online gift in memory of your clients' cats. For immediate assistance, please call us at 607- 253-4055 or email

*Contributions are tax-deductible. Please note that gift amounts are not disclosed to pet owners.

Pet Loss Support
Each year, the Center receives many calls from people grieving the loss of a beloved feline friend. In addition to being unique creatures, cats are endearing, loyal and affectionate companions who quickly become true family members. The anguish felt when a beloved pet dies can be excruciatingly painful. At times like this, the emotional support and empathy of others can be deeply comforting.

If you are grieving the loss of your pet, the following resources may be of interest: