Deciding that the time has come to Euthanize a dearly beloved pet is very difficult. Most agree that at some point this is the most humane decision and best option for a pet that is suffering from old age, injury, or chronic illness.
Pinellas County Animal Services offers pet euthanasia as a service to citizens. Citizens must bring proof of ownership to have their pet euthanized. This service is offered by appointment only. Please call 727-582-2600 ext 9 to make an appointment.
We do not allow owners to be present during the euthanasia process, nor do we return ashes of cremated pets. Owners have the right to have the pet’s body returned to them after the procedure has been completed. Owners can then have their pet cremated at another facility or bury the remains on their own property. According to Florida State Statute (FSS 823.041) the remains may be buried in the ground as long as the grave is a minimum of 2 feet deep.
Cremation is available for previously deceased pets. Ashes are not returned.