Making the decision to euthanize a pet is one of the most difficult decisions a pet owner will have to make. But there comes a time when pets can become terminally-ill, or the cost to treat an illness, injury or disease is to much for the owner to bear. In these cases, humane euthanasia is an option to give your pet a peaceful end.
Euthanasia can be scheduled most days based on availability of staff. Please call ahead when possible and leave a message if we don’t answer. We WILL return your call! Owners are given the choice to be with their pet when it is euthanized, or to wait in the lobby.
There are several options available to owners regarding the remains of their animal.
Listen to one customer’s story of working with our team in a time of need.
Euthanasia only (you take the body home for burial) – $35.
Euthanasia plus disposal of remains – $55.
Euthanasia with private cremation (you receive the ashes back in a container) – $100.
Euthanasia Only (You take the body home for burial)
- 0 – 50 lbs. – $50.00
- 51 – 99 lbs. – $55.00
- 100 – 149 lbs. – $65.00
- 150 lbs. + – $85.00
Euthanasia + Disposal of Remains (group cremation)
- 0 – 50 lbs – $75.00
- 51-99 lbs. – $90.00
- 100 – 149 lbs. – $115.00
- 150 lbs+ – $145.00
Euthanasia + Private Cremation (You receive the ashes back in a container)
- 0 – 50 lbs – $120.00
- 51 – 99 lbs. – $155.00
- 100 – 149 lbs. – $195.00
- 150 lbs+ – $245.00
To learn more about euthanasia, please visit one of the following links:
The Rainbow Bridge, author unknown
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….
If you would like to donate in honor of/in memory of a pet click here.
Another way to honor or memorialize your pet is to purchase a 4″ x 8″ brick or 1’x 1’paver on Julie’s Way, a beautiful walkway behind the ARL that leads to the statue of St. Francis of Assisi.