End of Life Care

Owner requested euthanasia

As pet guardians, you may have to make the difficult decision to euthanize a pet due to serious illness, injury, or if your pet is experiencing a significantly diminished quality of life. In these situations, it may be necessary for you to consider having your pet euthanized in order to spare her from suffering. Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region recommends you speak with your veterinarian for guidance in this end-of-life decision.

HSPPR does offer euthanasia and cremation services for pets, but does not provide the opportunity to stay with your animal during the procedure. If you wish to stay with your pet during the euthanasia procedure, please contact your veterinarian. HSPPR’s staff of compassionate, certified technicians provide humane euthanasia through a drug injection as recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Your pet is treated with dignity and respect by our caring staff, and cremation options are offered through a private cremation service.

Please be aware we require owners to provide proof of pet ownership and personal identification. We are not able to perform euthanasia services for large companion animals/livestock such as goats, pigs, or horses.

Colorado Springs Location

Appointments must be made in advance so we can ensure you receive prompt attention during this difficult time. An appointment is not required for emergency euthanasia services. If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency requiring euthanasia, you may bring your pet to the shelter between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., seven days a week.

Pueblo Location

Appointments must be made in advance so we can ensure you receive prompt attention during this difficult time. An appointment is not required for emergency euthanasia services. If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency requiring euthanasia, you may bring your pet to the shelter between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., seven days a week.

Euthanasia and Cremation
Communal cremation - no ashes
Ashes returned
Cremation Only - Already Deceased
Communal cremation - no ashes
Ashes returned

Pet loss support

Are you having a difficult time dealing with the death of your pet? The death of a much-loved pet can cause tremendous sadness and grief. Our friends at Lasting Paws Pet Memorial Services offer a free monthly pet loss support group. The group is led by licensed therapist Sharon River Hansen, M.A., LPC, with over 18 years of experience working with pet loss. Learn more here.

Monthly support group

Lasting Paws Pet Memorial Services
Second Tuesday of Every Month
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

318 Karen Lane
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
719.636.1036