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End of life services

At Animal Humane Society, we’re here to support you through all the stages of your animal’s life, even the tough ones. End of life care for your pet brings about both difficult and emotional decisions. There are many questions, but what is the best answer for you and your family?

We provide a variety of compassionate services to help you through this process:

Pet Loss Support Group

For many of us, our companion animal is a member of the family, and when the bond we share is broken, the resulting sense of loss and grief is as real and sometimes as overwhelming as when we lose a relative or human friend. At Animal Humane Society’s Pet Loss Support Group, you can share your feelings with others who are going through a similar experience.

End of life admission services

Animal Humane Society provides a compassionate and caring post-admission euthanasia service for pet owners with limited incomes who can't afford the same service at a private-practice veterinarian. This service does not include veterinary consultation, and we are unable to accommodate requests for visitation during the procedure.

Pet owners who surrender animals for end-of-life euthanasia services may elect to donate their pet’s body for veterinary student training at the University of Minnesota through our Willed Body Donation Program. Cremation is also available.

When the time comes, please call our Pet Helpline at 952-HELP-PET (952-435-7738) to discuss your needs.

Private cremation

We provide private cremation service for families who wish to keep the remains of their pet. Your pet will receive an individual cremation with its remains carefully packaged and returned to you in a standard container along with a certificate of cremation.  The remains of your pet will be available for you to pick up seven to 10 business days after your pet is brought to our facilties. Urns are available for purchase and range in price from $50 to $150.

Communal cremation

Communal cremation for owners who do not wish to keep the remains of their pet.

Fees for all services are due at the time your pet is brought to Animal Humane Society. If you have questions or need additional information, please call our Pet Helpline at 952-HELP-PET (952-435-7738).


  End of Life
Admission Services
Cat $55 $25 $80
Chinchilla $25 $15 $80
Dog $55-60 $25 $80-90
Ferret $25 $15 $80
Guinea Pig $10 $15 $80
Pot-bellied pig $85 $25 $90
Rabbit $55 $15 $80
Reptile $40 $15 $80
Rodent $10 $15 $80

* Admission equates to transfer of ownership.