Some years ago when I was in catholic grade school my family pet died and I was quite sad. The pastor at our church and I talked a little and I shared with him why I was sad, and then I asked him will my beloved pet be in heaven waiting for me. He told me that my pet did not have a soul so therefore it would not be in heaven but in hell. I was mortified at the time and never wanted to ask this priest anything again when I was sad.
I have often wondered about this though over the years. Since God created all the animals, I would think that he would have love for them. And since God is all about love, I think this is fitting.
So my question though is where do all the animals go when they die?