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End of Life Services

We're here to help you with all the stages of your pet's life.

Grief Counseling (Pet Loss Seminar) 

The Wisconsin Humane Society hosts a Pet Loss Seminar once a month at the Milwaukee Campus. The seminar includes a discussion of the grieving process for all age groups, suggestions for coping with loss and attention to special situations such as euthanasia decisions. View our calendar for upcoming dates. 

Lorraine’s Garden Pet Cemetery

Lorraine’s Garden, located at the WHS Milwaukee Campus, is a final resting place that honors the affection and joy that pets play in our lives. This lovely setting includes a meditation garden, a memory walk and a columbarium to inter your companion’s remains. Even if you aren’t ready now, you can plan for your pets’ remains to be interred on the grounds of WHS in your own estate plans.


Euthanasia Services (Milwaukee, Ozaukee, & Racine only)

The Wisconsin Humane Society provides compassionate, low-cost euthanasia services. Service hours vary by location and we recommend that you call ahead if you have questions about your animal’s needs. Appointments are encouraged, but not required.

Please note that this service does not include veterinary consultation and we are also unable to accommodate requests for visitation during the procedure. We cannot return your animal's body to you after euthanasia, as home burial is not legal in many municipalities and can pose a safety risk to other animals and the environment.  

Animal Euthanasia Fee
Includes communal cremation, no remains returned

Dog - $90.00
Cat - $70.00
Rabbit - $70.00
Small Animal - $20.00
Exotic/Large Birds - $90.00

Animal Euthanasia Fee 
Includes private cremation, pet’s remains returned 

Dog (under 50 lbs) - $240.00 
Dog (over 50 lbs) - $265.00
Cat - $220.00
Rabbit - $220.00
Small Animal - $170.00
Exotic/Large Birds - $240.00

If you are looking for in-home euthanasia services, please contact your veterinarian for references. This link may also be helpful; these resources are not affiliated with the Wisconsin Humane Society in any way.   


Cremation Services (Available at all WHS Campuses)

The Wisconsin Humane Society offers communal cremation services, as well as private cremation, at all five of our campuses. 

Communal Cremation Fee, no remains returned 
This service is available at all five campuses; no ashes can be returned to the client. Fees below do not include euthanasia services. 

Dog - $45.00
Cat - $35.00
Rabbit - $35.00
Small Animal - $10.00
Exotic/Large Birds - $45.00

Private Cremation, pet's remains returned

We provide this service at all five campuses for families who wish to keep the remains of their pet. Fees below do not include euthanasia services. 

Dog (under 50lbs) - $150.00
Dog (over 50lbs) - $175.00
Cat - $150.00
Rabbit - $150.00
Small Animal - $150.00
Exotic/Large Birds - $150.00