End of Life Services

End of Life Services

The hardest part of loving a pet is knowing when to let go. When your pet’s quality of life is deteriorating – when he or she is no longer interested in food, experiencing extreme pain, overly depressed, or cannot control defecation or urination – it is time to do the truly loving thing and make a decision about helping them on their way.

The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County encourages you to schedule a euthanasia appointment with your veterinarian when the time comes. You may also bring your pet to us for euthanasia Tuesday through Saturday between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm. Please note that our service requires that you sign your pet over for euthanasia and we are not able to accommodate owners being present during the procedure.

Fees

Euthanasia only (includes group cremation, if desired):
$70-$145, depending on size.

Euthanasia with individual cremation:
$160 – $273, depending on size

Group cremation only:
$25-$80, depending on size

Individual cremation only:
$115 – $208, depending on size

You can bring your deceased pet to the shelter for cremation any time during business hours, and the ashes will be ready within one week. For further information about the shelter’s cremation services, call us at (253) 383-2733.

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Volunteers are a vital part of our organization. With their help, we are able to meet our mission of “Advancing the welfare of animals and promoting positive relationships between animals and people.” You too can be a part of this mission and join a team of compassionate animal lovers.

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