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. Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region 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.
HSPPR offers euthanasia and cremation services for animals, but does not provide the opportunity to stay with your animal during the procedure. HSPPR’s 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.
Appointments must be made in advance so we can make sure you receive the best care during this difficult time. Please click here to make an appointment. We require owners to provide proof of pet ownership and personal identification. If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency requiring euthanasia services, you may bring your pet to the shelter between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., seven days a week. An appointment is not required for emergency euthanasia services. 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 719-302-8723.