Pet Euthanasia and Cremation Services
Most of us treat our pets as part of our families. That’s why when we’re faced with the decision of whether or not to euthanize our pet, it becomes a heart-wrenching experience. Many people seek their veterinarian’s advice and ask them when the time is right. How do you know? How can you be sure you are making the right decision? Your veterinarian can help you figure out if your pet is in pain and how to keep your pet as comfortable as possible. But there are a few questions that only you can answer. You know what things your pet normally likes to do. Does your pet love to go for car rides, play with the kids or get special treats? Is your pet excited about any of these things anymore? If the answer is no, you need to consider your pet’s quality of life. For example, most pets enjoy eating. Lack of appetite accompanied by weight loss in a sick animal is a serious indication that something is wrong. We are never ready to say goodbye to our beloved animal but when we put our pet first, and ourselves second, the decision to do what is best for them becomes much easier.
The staff at the Humane Society of Broward County are here to assist you with this difficult process. If you would like the Humane Society to perform the euthanasia for you, we do ask for $50 to cover our cost for the procedure.
Proof of ownership for your pet is required in order to provide euthanasia services. Acceptable forms of ownership are veterinarian/medical or vaccine records, proof of purchase or adoption records in the name of the legal owner. The legal owner of the pet must also be present. Please keep in mind that owners are unavailable to be with their pet during the procedure; however, they are welcome to wait and speak to the Vet Tech once the procedure is done.
The Humane Society of Broward County offers Private Cremation Services for those individuals who would like to keep their beloved pet’s ashes. Pricing is determined by the weight of the animal:
- Under 30lbs: $190
- 31-60lbs: $240
- 61-90lbs: $290
- 91+lbs: $340
Weight will be determined by the HSBC staff.
This price also includes a beautifully carved wooden urn with your pet’s name engraved on the front. (This fee does not include euthanasia services if needed.) For more information please call 954.989.3977 and press 6.
Many years ago the Humane Society of Broward County was fortunate to have the means by which to build its present facility on Griffin Road. Over the course of these years, the community has continually placed enormous trust in our organization, and demands for our services have grown. As a result, the Board of Directors unanimously approved to construct a new building adjacent to our present facility.
In doing so, however, and because of limited land space, they also had to make the difficult decision to relocate the Humane Society’s pet cemetery and mausoleum from its current site. The Broward Pet Cemetery (BPC) in Plantation agreed to create for us a Humane Society of Broward County Memorial Park within the grounds of his picturesque serene pet cemetery. A beautiful, new, granite mausoleum was constructed and all the pet remains that previously were at the Humane Society were transferred to BPC. The Broward Pet Cemetery and Crematory offers private or communal burial, and cremations and arrangements can be as simple or elaborate as you choose. Please visit browardpet.com to view the grounds or for more information contact them at 954.476.0743.