End of Life Services
We're here to help you with all the stages of your pet's life.
(Available at Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine & Green Bay Campuses only)
The Wisconsin Humane Society provides compassionate, low-cost euthanasia services.
Service hours vary by location.
For services at the Milwaukee Campus, click here to book your appointment.
For all other locations, please call ahead to schedule an appointment. Appointments are highly encouraged as we may not have staff available to perform euthanasia during all hours of operation.
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 & Communal Cremation Fee
No remains returned
Dog - $90
Cat - $70
Rabbit - $70
Small Animal - $20
Animal Euthanasia & Private Cremation Fee
Pet’s remains returned
Dog (under 50lbs) - $240
Dog (over 50lbs) - $265
Cat - $220
Rabbit - $220
Small Animal - $95
If you are looking for in-home euthanasia services, please contact your veterinarian for references. You may also find resources by searching www.inhomepeteuthanasia.com or https://inhomeeuthanasiadirectory.com/; these resources are not affiliated with the Wisconsin Humane Society in any way.
(Available at all WHS Campuses)
The Wisconsin Humane Society offers communal and private cremation services at all five of our campuses.
Communal Cremation Fee Only - no remains returned
Ashes will not be returned to the client. Fees below do not include euthanasia services.
Dog - $45
Cat - $35
Rabbit - $35
Small Animal - $10
Exotic/Large Birds - $45
Private Cremation Fee Only - pet's remains returned
Ashes will be returned to the family. Fees below do not include euthanasia services.
Dog (under 50lbs) - $150
Dog (over 50lbs) - $175
Cat - $150
Rabbit - $150
Small Animal (guinea pig or smaller) - $75
Exotic/Large Birds - $150
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.