The Animal Humane Society offers low-cost post-surrender euthanasia services to pet owners. An animal control officer will come to your home and administer a painless overdose of medication to your pet. This service is available Monday through Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., excluding holidays.
If you are unable to take your pet to an animal shelter during these hours, please call us at (908) 762-4222 so that we can make other arrangements.
Your pet will be given a tag with his or her name and contact information on it. This will allow us to find your pet's body if you ever change your mind about surrendering him or her.
Pet owners who use this service benefit from reduced stress levels due to an absence of finding a new home for their pet, and they receive assistance in disposing of deceased pets.
Surrender fees are waived for animals that may be in need of adoption or have health issues that could lead to euthanasia under other circumstances.
End-of-life euthanasia: warning signals that your pet is nearing the end of his or her life The Animal Humane Society offers low-cost post-surrender euthanasia services to pet owners. Animals can not be adopted until they are placed in a new home and given a chance to live. Some pets may need to be put down due to health issues that cannot be treated. Other pets may be euthanized because they are no longer wanted by their owner.
The humane thing to do is allow your dog to pass peacefully on earth instead of putting him through unbearable pain after you have made the difficult decision that saving his life was not worth the effort. Knowing how painful this process can be for your dog, we offer several options to help your pet feel less suffering during these final moments on Earth.
Pain management: We understand that nothing can replace the love one's pet leaves behind but for those who are still with us, we provide pain medication when necessary to make sure they can face their last days with comfort.
Palliative care: As your pet's health declines, so does its ability to function normally. Pain management becomes more important as patients struggle with discomfort caused by illness or treatment. With palliative care, our veterinarians will work with you to determine what kind of pain management program will best suit your pet.
Giving up a pet Every year, the Animal Humane Society finds loving homes for hundreds of stray dogs, cats, and creatures. We accept every animal that has been given to us, regardless of its health, age, breed, or temperament. The only thing we ask is that you consider adopting from us instead.
The process is simple. You can visit our shelter at your own convenience or call us at (908) 665-5566 to arrange a time to view our animals. Once you make the decision to adopt, please come back and fill out an adoption form. This will help us find the best home possible for your pet. From there, you will be contacted by one of our staff members to set up a meeting with the pets that interest you. At this time, you can decide which pet you would like to adopt. If you have any questions about an individual animal, feel free to ask one of our staff members during your meeting.
Once you take ownership of an animal, you are responsible for ensuring that it receives the necessary medical care if it is injured or sick. Our staff members are available to answer any questions you may have about our animals' health or behavior, but they are not veterinarians and cannot treat your pet medically. If your pet needs medical attention, contact either an emergency veterinary clinic in New York City or another licensed veterinarian who practices area anesthesia.
Euthanasia in the End-of-Life The San Diego Humane Society offers post-surrender euthanasia services to pet owners for $50. We never euthanize healthy animals. If your goal is to provide a pain-free end to an animal's life, we can help by offering humane euthanasia procedures.
The three main methods of euthanasia are injection, mechanical suffocation and exposure. Each method has advantages and disadvantages; we will discuss them all here.
Injection euthanasia involves the administration of a lethal dose of a fast-acting drug, such as pentobarbital or phenytoin. This is the most common form of euthanasia used by shelters across the country. Animals feel no pain from this process, so it is ideal for pets who are suffering. Problems with injection euthanasia include the cost of the drug and the time needed to administer a lethal dose (which must be done by trained personnel). In some cases, it may not be possible to use injection euthanasia due to shelter policy restrictions on the type of drugs that can be administered by staff members.
Mechanical suffocation involves using a machine called a "motorized chest compressor" to force air into an animal's lungs until it stops breathing.
When an owner and veterinarian determine that a pet is suffering or is unlikely to recover, euthanasia provides an option to relieve the pet's suffering. The choice is tough for both the owner and the veterinarian, but we must acknowledge that in the later stages of a pet's life, this is sometimes the most compassionate thing we can do.
Euthanasia is also good for our society because it reduces the number of animals who are abandoned when they become old or sick. In some countries, this is already a major problem because there are not enough homes for all the homeless animals. Euthanasia is also helpful because it prevents animals from being used in experiments - another important factor for our planet's sustainability. Finally, euthanasia ensures that only healthy animals are allowed into shelters, which helps them get adopted quickly.
In conclusion, euthanasia is good for pets because it allows them to end their own pain and suffering. It is also good for our society because it reduces the number of animals who are abandoned when they become old or sick. Euthanasia is also helpful for the environment because it prevents animals from being used in experiments and it keeps us all safe since only healthy animals enter shelters.