End of Life Care

Owner Requested Euthanasia

When it’s time to say goodbye to your beloved pet due to old age or illness, we recommend that you make an appointment with a private veterinarian so that you may choose to be present at the time of euthanasia. Your pet may also benefit from being in a more familiar environment.

However, because we realize the cost is an obstacle for some pet owners, the Humane Society offers caring, compassionate euthanasia services when the cost of a regular veterinarian is a hardship to the owner.  We regret that you will not be able to accompany your pet.

The cost for euthanasia is $100 plus cremation costs (communal cremation is normally $50 for cats and $100 for dogs), but will work with you to reduce the fee or set up a payment plan depending on your financial need. 

Please contact us at 519-966-5751 ext 10 or by email at pound@windsorhumane.org to make an appointment for euthanasia.

Special Cremation

The Windsor Essex County Humane Society is able to offer the return of your pet’s ashes as a memorial keepsake after they have passed away. This is a wonderful gesture to recognize and remember the loyalty and love felt for a special family friend who will never be forgotten.

The cost for this service will depend on the pet’s weight, and the type of urn selected.  Prices range from $170 to $320 for a simple urn or a wooden box when done through the Humane Society.  However, we encourage pet owners to contact Windsor Precious Pet Cremation directly to make arrangements instead.  For more information about their services please visit www.windsorpreciouspetcremation.com or call them at 519-966-1211.  Please note that while the Humane Society is not normally able to pick up remains from your home this is a service that is offered by Precious Pet.