As most pet owners know, end of life decisions are heartbreaking. When a beloved family member has been diagnosed as medically hopeless by a veterinarian or even when suffering is evident, it is not uncommon to hold onto hope. Maybe tomorrow will be better, maybe she could feel well enough to go for one last … Continue reading I’m Going to Stop You Right There
End of life decisions for pets are painful and difficult. None of us wants to take a pet in for euthanasia too soon and at the same time we don't want to wait too long. On the one hand, there is hope the pet could possibly rally once more and have a little bit more … Continue reading Ebony’s Owner Requested Euthanasia at MAS, All Ebony Got was a Cage to Suffer In
As we rally against the needless killing of shelter pets for convenience, we sometimes tend to skip meaningful discussion on true euthanasia for our own pets. This is such an important issue to explore as it is often complicated and always heartbreaking. One way to lift the veil is by sharing our experiences, something I … Continue reading Discussion: End of Life Decisions
At the time public pressure brought by an animal advocate forced the Medina Co pound in Ohio to stop gassing cats, it was believed that the shelter staff did an admirable job caring for dogs. After all, the facility boasts a 92% live release rate for dogs. But records obtained via FOIA request appear to … Continue reading Funky Cold Medina Co
Please consider participating in this informal survey about euthanasia options and costs in your area: What does your vet charge to euthanize a pet? If that fee does not include disposal of remains, what is the fee for that? Does your local shelter offer euthanasia of owned pets who are medically hopeless and suffering? If … Continue reading What Options Exist for Pet Euthanasia in Your Area?