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HSSA Euthanasia Policy

HSSA has created life-saving programs and a comprehensive set of guidelines, allowing us to save nearly 95% of the pets who enter our care. HSSA never euthanizes a pet for lack of space or length of time. However, as an organization, we have determined that sometimes the best course of action, and most importantly the most compassionate decision for the pet, is to humanely end their suffering. Pets that are terminally ill, suffer from severe injuries or medical conditions, or are too dangerous to safely place back in the public, are humanely euthanized. As every pet owner knows, it is never an easy decision, but one that is always made in the best interest of the pet. HSSA also provides end-of-life services for the public.