Euthanasia & Cremation

End of Life Services

The Humane Society of Sheboygan County is here to support you when the time comes to say goodbye to your beloved pet. We provide compassionate end-of-life care for your pet at a reduced cost.

Please note that HSSC is unable to accommodate owners being present during the actual euthanasia procedure.

Appointments are required.

Appointments are only available Monday-Friday.

Contact the HSSC Vet Clinic to schedule. Call 920-458-2012 x115 or email


If your pet has already passed or if you have a euthanasia appointment with your veterinarian, we can still help you with cremation. 

Stop by our Admissions door anytime during open hours to drop off your pet for cremation services. 

See pricing below.

Euthanasia & Cremation Fees


$70 +tax

  • Euthanasia services are provided by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at 920-458-2012 x115 or email
  • HSSC is unable to accommodate owners being present during the euthanasia procedure.
  • All pets presented for euthanasia services will be given a brief exam. HSSC reserves the right to refuse to euthanize animals that are deemed healthy and/or adoptable.
Private Cremation

Ashes are returned to owner

Price Based on Weight

  • Under 2 lbs, $45
  • 2-30 lbs, $75
  • 31-60 lbs, $85
  • 61-90 lbs, $95
  • 91-140 lbs, $120
Group Cremation

Ashes are not returned to owner

Price Based on Weight

  • Under 2 lbs, $15
  • 2-30 lbs, $45
  • 31-60 lbs, $50
  • 61-90 lbs, $55
  • 91-140 lbs, $60

Please note that home burial is not legal in some Wisconsin municipalities due to the potential safety risks to other animals and the environment. Please contact your local municipality to ensure home burial is legal in your area.

Pre-Surgery Instructions
  • Cats/dogs over 4 months old: Do NOT feed after 10:00pm the night before surgery (limited water intake is OK) no food or water the day of surgery.
  • Kittens/puppies under 4 months old: DO NOT withhold food or water prior to surgery.
  • Dogs must arrive with a collar and on leash (no retractable leashes). Cats and rabbits must be in a carrier.
  • Pets must be dropped off between 8:00am – 8:30am the day of surgery at the Admissions Department. (South side of the building near garage, door is labeled)
Important Notices

*The Following animals and conditions are excluded from the SNAP program:

  • Any animal that is actively showing signs of illness
  • Any animal that is revealed to have a health condition during their pre-surgery exam (example: heart murmur)
  • Any animal over 7 years of age
  • Any animal that is deemed to be obese
  • Any animal weighing over 100lbs or under 2lbs
  • Any female that has given birth within the previous 6 weeks
  • Animals that are too fearful or aggressive to be handled safely.


  • We will spay female animals that are “in heat” at the time of surgery, but they are at a higher surgical risk for bleeding during surgery and post-operatively. It is strongly recommended that you reschedule the surgery for 4-6 weeks post-cycle.
  • SNAP is not a feral or barn cat program. If you have feral or barn cats to be spayed or neutered, please utilize a TNR / Return to Field application.
  • ALL FEES MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE. HSSC accepts cash and credit/debit cards only – NO personal checks. If you do not show up for your appointment at the scheduled time, you will forfeit the fees you paid. In the case of a shelter emergency, severe weather, or staff illness, we reserve the right to reschedule your appointment.
  • You MUST drop off and pick up your pet at the times scheduled. Your appointment will be cancelled if you do not drop off your pet during the allotted time. Boarding fees will be charged if you do not pick up your pet on time.
  • City of Sheboygan residents: You are required, by law to have your dog or cat licensed with the city. If your pet is not currently licensed, HSSC can assist you with licensure for an additional cost.
  • Applicants must supply all vaccination records for their pet, including licensing information, if current prior to service.
  • Our on-staff veterinarian performs the SNAP surgeries. No other surgical or medical services other than what is listed will be provided under the SNAP program. For follow-up preventive care or for services other than spay/neuter, please contact your primary veterinarian.
  • Animals brought in for surgery that have fleas will be charged $12.00 for flea treatment, plus an additional $12.00 for every other SNAP animal also on the schedule that day.
  • All spays/neuters will have a small tattoo placed near their incision to mark that they have been sterilized.
  • You are welcome to call to check up on your pet, but visits are not allowed.
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