Owner Requested Euthanasia

As pet guardians, we may have to make the difficult decision to euthanize a pet due to serious illness, injury or if the pet is experiencing a significantly diminished quality of life as they grow very old. In these situations, it may be necessary for you to consider having your pet euthanized in order to spare her from pain and suffering. Pueblo Animal Services recommends you speak with your veterinarian for guidance in this end-of-life decision. If you wish to stay with your pet during the euthanasia process, please contact your veterinarian.

PAS offers euthanasia and cremation services for animals, but does not provide the opportunity to stay with your animal during the procedure. A staff of compassionate, certified technicians provide humane death through a drug injection as recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Cremation options are offered through a private cremation service.

You do not need an appointment to bring your pet in for euthanasia. You may bring your pet to the shelter between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., seven days a week. We require owners to provide proof of pet ownership and personal identification. Your pet will be treated with compassion, dignity and respect by our caring staff and volunteers.

We’re sorry, we are not able to perform euthanasia services for large companion animals/livestock such as goats, pigs, or horses. Please contact your veterinarian. For more information on our euthanasia services, call 719.544.3005 x2.

Euthanasia Only
(ashes not returned)
Cat: $35
Dog: $50

Regular Disposal
(Waste Connections of Colorado)
Under 30 lbs.: $20
Over 30 lbs.: $35


Euthanasia and Cremation
(ashes returned)
Cat: $160
Dog: $175

Cremation Only - Already Deceased
(ashes returned)
Cat: $125
Dog: $125

Cremation Only - Already Deceased
(ashes not returned)
Cat: $65
Dog: $65