Deciding when to let go is a difficult decision
At the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, we know that your pet is a member of the family. Losing your beloved companion is a painful experience. We also understand it shouldn’t be made more difficult with high costs. HSSA offers low-cost euthanasia and cremation services to the public, so you have one less thing to worry about at this heart-wrenching time.
We offer this service by appointment only to ensure adequate time and staff. Appointments are available Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.. Please call 520-327-6088, ext. 103 to make an appointment.
Because of the high volume of customers we assist, we cannot provide owner-attended services. If you wish to remain with your pet at the time of euthanasia, please contact a full-service veterinary clinic.
Please note, HSSA offers humane euthanasia by injection for animals that are incurably ill, aged, badly injured, etc. We do not euthanize healthy animals at the owner’s request, but can suggest available alternatives. Call 327-6088 for more information.
What does it cost?
|Euthanasia only (owner takes pet back)||$65|
|Euthanasia w/general cremation (no ashes returned)||$130|
|Euthanasia w/special cremation (ashes returned)||$190|
How to cope with your grief Grief is natural
Whether the result of a natural death, accident, illness, your decision to euthanize, or its disappearance, the feelings you have over the loss of your beloved pet can seem overwhelming. Know that your feelings are natural, as painful as they may be.
In our culture, when a pet dies there are some who may not understand how painful this loss can be. To experience the sweet and deep love possible between a person and pet is a gift. With this gift of strong love comes a corresponding response of strong grief. HSSA offers a support group for people who have suffered the loss of a pet.
The support group is led by Chrysanne Fife and co-facilitator Curt Bissonette.
Chrysanne Fife is a counselor with extensive background experience in helping people cope with the loss of loved ones. The support group meets every second and fourth Sunday of the month, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please call Chrysanne, 520-304-3909 to register for the group.
Pet Loss Hotline
Chrysanne also operates a Pet Loss Hotline. Her hotline at 520-304-3909 is open 24 hours a day, and upon leaving a message, she will return calls as soon as possible.
Where do I bring my pet?
If you need to bring a pet to HSSA for admissions, you will want to go to the green Admissions building.