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Do Pets and Other Animals Have Eternal Life?

I’m always going to miss that sweet furry boy, and so many people understand and have felt that loss. It’s going to take time to adjust to how empty and quiet my house feels. But, I know he’s happy and pain-free. And I wouldn’t trade my sorrow for never having known the joy.

The scriptures and revelation – both ancient and modern – teach us that all things were created spiritually before they were created physically. Death is a separation of the spirit from the body. The body dies, but the spirit is eternal and cannot die – it continues to live. In our future, thanks to the great cleansing, healing and restoring power of Christ’s Atonement, the spirit will be reunited with its body as a perfect, glorified soul. Whether a soul be human or animal, the gospel applies.

Death is only a temporary condition. Life is eternal.

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